WARNING: I intend to be very very insulting. Stop reading if you are not ready!
Alrighty…so, I have had a few mojitos tonight. So, I am walking across the parking lot of my local big city supermarket due to a large craving for sushi. I notice something that completely pisses me off. BTW…I did not just notice it. It has been a part of my irritation for over a year since I saw the first one, but I have just been steeping in the meantime.
Ok…before you kill me and start to mail the small pieces across the cosmic universe, please read to the end and comment like crazy if you want to mob me. However, when has motherhood been considered a disabling affliction? Last I looked, it was 99.9% choice and not a handicap that you have receive special recognition with one of those little blue tags with a white guy in a wheelchair emblem.
Here is what annoyed me so badly I stopped in the middle of the parking lot and stared like the village idiot. There was a sign in front of the front three spaces of each aisle on the left side that said “Parking for Mothers with Children Only.” Now, aside from begging the question of how one can be a mother without having children, I wonder if there should be spaces reserved for:
Men with Erectile Dysfunction
Grandmothers with small Terrier dogs
Young boys with marbles
Teenage girls with self esteem issues
Silly? YES! Being a mother should not mean that you are treated as though you are handicapped. And, may I please point out that, as I stood there in that stupid “Parking for Mothers with Children Only” spaces, I looked directly across the parking aisle and there were the handicapped parking spaces.
You see, it is not I who believes that being a mother is equal to being handicapped; it is your local supermarket. Congratulations ladies…you have been elevated to the status of a disabling illness. Here’s your sign!
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