I must say, I almost never use the handicapped parking leaving the spaces instead for others worse off than me. On a rare occasion I do use a spot if there are several available and fatigue is an issue. With my four year old granddaughter in tow and facing fatigue before entering Walmart, I utilized a handicapped spot today. My imagination likely gets carried away from me but it feels like I am sized up by others as they look my way just a little too long. I half expect someone to snap at me as I have seen others do in parking lots to seemingly healthy people using a handicapped spot. I feel guilty using a place I know others may need too, and maybe it is this guilt that causes me to feel judged.
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