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BJ'S BLOG 08/09/13 "Injured or Faker?"

We'll be back Monday with regular blog, but here is a past blog to keep you occupied until then! 

During Group Therapy, we read an email from a Rock-A-Holic named Lori who wasn’t sure what to do with someone at her gym who might be doing something illegal.

Lori recently saw a woman at grocery store that goes to her gym. They both takes the same yoga class and she sees her run miles on the treadmill.

When she was at the store, she noticed the woman park in a handicap spot and pulled out a handicap placard out of her glove compartment and put it on her rear view mirror. 

Since she has seen her capably able to work out, she found it odd that she had a handicap placard.

Lori wasn’t sure if she should say anything to this woman while at the gym because it has been bothering her that she thinks she doesn’t need the placard.

We all know a person who has to deal with the day to day challenges of living with a disability and it irritates us when we see a person using a parking spot who doesn’t need too. 

Let’s be honest, aren’t we all also mad at them because they are getting away with something that we are not allowed to do? It’s not fair that they have the same capability as the rest of us yet are doing something we would get punished for. 

The way I see it, we don’t know if this woman actually has a real condition, so it’s best everyone mind their own business and if she is doing something illegal, hopefully karma will catch up with her in a big way.   

08/06/2013 9:21AM
BJ'S BLOG 08/09/13 "Injured or Faker?"
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08/09/2013 11:08AM
Not all injuries/disabilities are visible
My husband has several disabilities that qualify him for handicapped parking. To most people, he would appear to be a highly capable person and he would be offended and/or angry if someone's approached him on the matter.
08/09/2013 11:39AM
My Mom
My Mom needs one, but never uses it. She hates the thought of taking the place from someone worse off than her.
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