Last night Ally picked up Jo so they could go out for a while and they used the tag. They ran into some guys from school who joked about Ally using the parking space, and the girls handled it pretty well. Told them it was Josey's, and Jo grinned, said, "I'm dying," shrugged her shoulders, and got in the car. Ally apparently raised her eyebrows, made a little face, and left them standing there. The boys were left with their mouths open wondering what was really going on. Hopefully these fellas will get the real story soon.
I've seen numerous facebook posts criticizing "perfectly healthy people" driving nice vehicles while parking in a handicapped space. Do they really want people to be broke and completely non-abulatory before using this priviledge?
Josey and I talked about the possibility of her being questioned or getting funny looks from people when she's out and about and walking on her better days. Her quick wit will get them on those days, and she has the paperwork to back-up her story when she's not feeling up to an explanation. We hope she never needs to go so far as to prove the tag is hers. That said, strangers judge and make assumptions. Just a reminder, folks. Disabilites sometimes look different than you think.