Not only are fat people hogging all the mobility scooters at the grocery store, some are even hogging the handicap parking spaces. According to the American Disability act, A disability is defined as
“a person who has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, a person who has a history or record of such an impairment, or a person who is perceived by others as having such an impairment. The ADA does not specifically name all of the impairments that are covered.”
Because the ADA does not name every impairment, it is up for debate whether obesity should be considered a handicap.
Luckily, I know the answers to most problems in the world. Let’s create a win, win situation in 2 easy steps.
1. Determine Obesity is not a handicap, it’s a lifestyle.
2. Create an Obese parking space.
You would have a strict application process to get an obese parking pass. There would be numerous eating challenges and weigh-ins to make sure you really deserved the spot. I believe this would help alleviate the tension between obese people and the people who actually need the handicap parking spaces.