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No parking for the entitled

Dear Editor:

This letter is to all the “entitled” that either live in or visit the valley, from Glenwood to Aspen, and the Vail area, also.

I had an encounter yet again this morning with one of the entitled about parking in a handicapped parking spot. It is clearly marked, but as usual he had a number of programmed excuses. I advised him that there was no sign that said the handicapped symbol doesn’t apply if you want to go in the gas station and look at magazines or this or that. I have a stepson who is a handicapped person and drives, and needs these spaces available to enable him or others easy access to the given location. There are also vehicles from programs like Mountain Valley and others that transport folks who are also handicapped and frequently make “rest stops” and don’t need to hear all the reasons why it is OK for the entitled to park where ever they choose. No excuse is acceptable.

One question. Since this malady seems to affect all ages and genders, were you born rude or did you study it in school?

I get very angry. So I offer this simple prayer for you all. God, these are sick people. Save me from being angry. How may I help them? Amen.

Renick Stevenson

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