Monday, November 19, 2007

Public service announcement

Just in case Julia Roberts reads our blog (ha!).

This is (below, left) an Academy Award: ....... and this (below, right) is a parking placard:

They're not interchangeable. Not even in Los Angeles. (Correction: Malibu.)

Any questions?

10 comments:

Ahistoricality said...

Nicely done!

What's Britney's excuse, I wonder?

Sara said...

Wow, that is just depressing that she did that.

I'm thinking of starting a blog of shame where I photograph cars -- including their license plates -- parked in handicapped spaces. Do you know if something like this already exists?

The reason I haven't already done it is that here in Massachusetts -- and this is TOTALLY unrelated to your post; please forgive me -- you have to wait until you are disabled to get a placard (knowing you are about to be temporarily or permanently disabled, as with a planned amputation, is not enough), and then you have to get your doctor to fill in the form, and then there is a wait time of literally weeks before the placard arrives in your mailbox. That's a lot of time to be in pain or otherwise impaired without official sanction to use resources which have been reserved just for you, and I never fault anyone for jumping the gun in a situation like that.

Still, most offenders really are offenders and sometimes I itch to call them out, celebrity or no. Because no, really, really needing a pack of cigs or a quart of milk is not the same as having a condition which causes you pain with every step or a wheelchair which requires you to use extra space getting in and out of the car.

Grr.

Penny L. Richards said...

A.--I give up trying to understand anything Ms. Spears does. She might be moving into a neighboring town, though. If I run into her (hopefully not in the automotive sense), I'll be sure to ask.

Sara--you're looking for Caughtya.org -- check it out.

Sara said...

Wow, I have tried to visit CaughtYa.org on two different days now, and my computer just will not connect to it for love or money. Well, I haven't actually tried money. Still, very odd.

I will try again another day. Meanwhile, thanks for the heads-up!

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