Now I reallly am hanging my head in shame, not because anyone has been skinky about this, but because I’m finding I’ve operated under a lot of really poor assumptions.
In my work, we regularly certify people to receive home delivered books on tape, based on physical disability. The service is completely free, and it is not questioned. It most certainly can be temporary; some people recovering from surgery, etc. just can’t get out or read conventional books in comfort. So all they have to do is ask, and it’s done. FREE.
It never occured to me that handicapped permits had to PAID for! That is just wrong. Even if it’s an “administrative fee”, isn’t that what the DMV is there to DO? Why should anyone have to pay for that classification? It’s just a modification of the license and plates, which sure aren’t cheap to begin with. That smacks of penalty, and that’s wrong.
As far as the ticket for forgetting the drivers licenses, I was going on anecdotal evidence. (Which we all know is SO reliable. Sigh.) I am triple-check my license, insurance cards, etc. because I’m basically anal. It’s the LAW (drum rolll). To carry that stuff, not to be anal. At least not yet. In Illinois. That I know of.
The thing about the different standards for forgetting the permit came from experience with my friend:
Me: Why are you giving that guy a hard time? He’s just trying to be nice.
Her: Because the %#@ is *(&$## patronzing me, that why!
Me. Oh (said in small voice)
Anyway, it’s reminded to me pin down some facts (so handy!) before expressing “wise” opinions.
Thanks, guys! Learning is what it is all about.