The holiday spirit seems to have evaporated this week from people who are not handicapped usurping handicapped parking spaces! I am a nurse who has had recent ankle surgery and am on crutches with limited weight-bearing, yet I have been unable to find a single handicapped parking space in Towson Town Center Mall or Cranbrook Shopping Center in Cockeysville.
Instead, spaces are occupied by un-handicapped people who zoom into spaces right under my nose. Today I was leaning on my crutches, waiting for my husband in front of a handicapped parking space, where a non-handicapped woman sat in her parked SUV, talking on her cell phone. I stared at her, hoping she would move so my husband could pull in and park. No luck! She glared back at me with a look like she'd take me out!