It will never cease to amaze me the number of people who abuse handicapped parking spaces. "I'll only be a minute..." or "I'm in a hurry..." are two very popular (and tired) excuses, along with "But the lot's full." I don't know about the law in your town, but you can generally go down to municipal court, swear out a warrant, and produce a ticket after the fact. All you need is make, model, color, license number, location, etc. Until a parking verification system like this is implemented, a stiff fine gives offenders pause.

Of course, letting all of the air out of a couple (not just one; they generally have a spare!) of the bozo's tires would make me feel better, but I would never recommend, nor condone, violence. [giggle]

- Doug