Privileged Parking

by Chris MacDonald

privileged_parking_2There’s nothing quite like a normative sign that makes a special need into a wondrous gift. This parking isn’t just Reserved. It’s not just for some special need. This is Privileged Parking.

Like, OMG, getting to park here is such a status symbol!

I guess that in reality the use of the word “Privileged” may just be a sign of respect: you don’t have to be disabled to use this space — you just have to be over 65. It’s like a “respect your elders” thing.

This is outside a grocery store in Hagerstown, Maryland. The Privileged Parking spot is right next to two more spots marked by a standard handicapped-parking sign.