I was a bit of a tattle tale goodey two shoes when I was in school, and I learned after being threatened within an inch of my life by Cathy C in the 7th grade that sometimes it’s best to hold your own counsel. When I see things that are wrong, unless they are a danger to others, I usually don’t say anything.
I will always call the cops on a dangerous driver.
One thing that annoys me is when I see a perfectly capable person using a handicapped parking space. My dad requires a handicapped space, and twice in my life I’ve been in a cast, requiring that I use a temporary pass. These spaces are designed for people who need them.
Well, my sense of right and wrong was offended recently when I watched a post office truck park in the last handicapped space at a large shopping center. The letter carrier got out, carried a huge load of mail into the store, and I decided I was going to do something about it. I took a picture with my phone, of the truck in the space. I did in fact post it to Facebook, lol, but then I decided another way of handling it was to make others aware that it’s not allowed.
I sent the picture to Jim Radcliff, writer for the Orange County Register. Jim writes the traffic law Q&A column. I read it often and have learned much about the ins and outs of our laws. Jim just called to say that my question will be in the print edition of the Register on July 9th, and it is already online here.
I didn’t want to get the lady in trouble, and Jim thankfully did not use the photo, as it had the truck number clearly emblazoned across the front of it. I did want to raise awareness, and it appears that I have.
Call me a tattle tale. This time, I don’t mind.