Respect the Stripes!

You may be wondering what “Respect The Stripes” is all about. You may even be asking “What stripes?” The stripes I’m referring to are the stripes that are beside a parking space reserved for handicap vehicles.

There are way too many people that think that the stripes don’t matter. They are very wrong. These stripes designate where the ramp is that will allow a wheelchair, a scooter, or a walker to be able to come into a building where there is a sidewalk with a curb at the entrance to the building.

Most handicap equipped vehicles have a side entrance for the wheelchair ramp or the lift, whichever the case may be. Whenever a vehicle parks in the striped area, the handicapped person, that has a side loading vehicle, is not able to park in the handicapped spot. This is because they know that they cannot lower their ramp or lift to get their wheelchair or scooter out.

Even worse is if the handicapped person is already in the building. Say they stopped in to get a cola and a sandwich before they went to an appointment. They come out and find that they cannot even get back into their car. They are stranded so to speak. Now they are going to be late, at best, for their appointment, if they even make the appointment at all.

This is especially true if the owner, of the wrongly parked car, happens to be in a strip mall with several businesses. It’s anybody’s guess as to where the owner of the car went. The handicapped person could call the police, to come and ticket the wrongly parked car and have the car towed away. But chances are that that would take too long. So the only thing that they can do is wait for the owner of the wrongly parked car to return and move it.

Watch the video below to see what I mean. Maybe after watching the video, you can pass the word to family and friends not to park on the stripped spaces beside a handicapped parking spot. Even if it is “only for a minute”, that is 60 seconds too long for the handicapped person to have to wait.

I can give you an example of that happening in real life. Some people might say that the video was just a cartoon. Yes it was in a cartoon format, but its’ message is very real.

Yesterday my friends experienced this firsthand. They had gone to one appointment and had time (about 30 minutes) to get something to eat, before their ride would come to take them to their next appointment. They use a transportation service just for handicapped people.

My friend, that is in the wheelchair, is diabetic and was needing to get something to eat. They went to a Kentucky Fried Chicken(KFC) in Lexington, KY to eat their lunch. They were going to go to the buffet, to make sure that they would be finished eating by the time their ride arrived. When they arrived, there was a commercial vehicle blocking the handicap ramp in to KFC. My friends asked the driver to move his vehicle. The driver wouldn’t move his vehicle, he would only offer to help my friend to get his power wheelchair up the curb and into the building.

Power wheelchairs have to be handled very carefully so as not to break any of the automatic components on the chair. There are many various adaptations that can be made to power wheelchairs, depending on what the individual person needs. Needless to say, my friend can not allow anybody, that is not specially trained in moving the power wheelchairs, to move his chair.

With my friend being diabetic, he had to get something to eat or he would end up having to be rushed to the hospital. That left them no choice but to wait, and that being the case, they had to cancel their ride to his next appointment. It took the driver of the commercial vehicle 41 minutes to move his vehicle. With having to miss his next appointment, my friend now has to set up another time for the transportation service to come to take them to the new appointment that he has to make.

An official complaint against Kentucky Fried Chicken was made, when my friends got home.

This Judge Tells It Like It Is

This blog is intended to help as many people as possible with everyday trials and tribulations as well as other topics of interest to different age groups. I try to include blogs for young children, teens, young people, parents, grandparents, and people that live alone. from time to time, I come across articles and videos that are so poignant that I have to share them in their entirety. The following video is one of those. I came across this video on Facebook earlier today. This is aimed especially at our young people of today. Please pay attention to what the message is that this Judge is trying to convey. It can only help, it cannot hurt if you pay attention to just one thing that this Judge says. I hope that you will watch it until the end and come away with far more than just one thing that she has told these seventeen children. There are not many judges today that would take the time to do what this judge has done. Hopefully, these children will heed what she has said and change the way that they are living.

 

Woman Saves Her Life by Trying to Order Pizza from 911

(This accounting was found on GOOGLE)

Incredible 911 call: Woman ‘orders pizza’ to report domestic abuse

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A former 911 operator recently posted a story on reddit about one of the most memorable calls he ever answered and the information might just save your life.

Reddit user Crux1836 described the emergency call he will never forget and now his post is going viral.

He explained the exchange with the caller, which he said he thought was a prank at first.

He said, “I had a call that started out pretty dumb but was actually pretty serious.”

Dispatcher: “911, where is you emergency?”
Caller: “123 Main St.”
Dispatcher: “Ok, what’s going on there?”
Caller: “I’d like to order a pizza for delivery.” (oh great, another prank call).
Dispatcher: “Ma’am, you’ve reached 911.”
Caller: “Yeah, I know. Can I have a large with half pepperoni, half mushroom and peppers?”
Dispatcher: “Ummm… I’m sorry, you know you’ve called 911, right?”
Caller: “Yeah, do you know how long it will be?”
Dispatcher: “Ok, Ma’am, is everything OK over there? Do you have an emergency?”
Caller: “Yes, I do.”
Dispatcher: “…And you can’t talk about it because there’s someone in the room with you?” (moment of realization)
Caller: “Yes, that’s correct. Do you know how long it will be?”
Dispatcher: “I have an officer about a mile from your location. Are there any weapons in your house?”
Caller: “Nope.”
Dispatcher: “Can you stay on the phone with me?”
Caller: “Nope. See you soon, thanks.”

Crux 1836 wrote: As we dispatch the call, I check the history at the address, and see there are multiple previous domestic violence calls. The officer arrives and finds a couple, female was kind of banged up, and boyfriend was drunk. Officer arrests him after she explains that the boyfriend had been beating her for a while. I thought she was pretty clever to use that trick. Definitely one of the most memorable calls.

See the full thread on reddit

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(Another version of the article From GodVine – the URL Link is http://www.godvine.com/read/woman-saves-her-life-by-trying-to-order-pizza-from-911-fb-gv-733.html

Woman Saves Her Life by Trying to Order Pizza from 911

 

Woman Saves Her Life by Trying to Order Pizza from 911

Keith Weisinger was working as a police dispatcher when he received a call for pepperoni pizza. At first he thought that it was just another prank, but it actually ended up being one of the most powerful calls that he has ever received. The call was from a clever woman who was a suffering from a bout of domestic violence. This is how she made her call for “pizza”:

Dispatcher: 911, where is your emergency?
Caller: 123 Main St.
Dispatcher: Ok, what’s going on there?
Caller: I’d like to order a pizza for delivery. (oh great, another prank call).


Dispatcher: Ma’am, you’ve reached 911
Caller: Yeah, I know. Can I have a large with half pepperoni, half mushroom and peppers?
Dispatcher: Ummm…. I’m sorry, you know you’ve called 911 right?
Caller: Yeah, do you know how long it will be?
Dispatcher: Ok, Ma’am, is everything ok over there? do you have an emergency?
Caller: Yes, I do.
Dispatcher: And you can’t talk about it because there’s someone in the room with you? (moment of realization)


Caller: Yes, that’s correct. Do you know how long it will be?
Dispatcher: I have an officer about a mile from your location. Are there any weapons in your house?
Caller: Nope.
Dispatcher: Can you stay on the phone with me?
Caller: Nope. See you soon, thanks.

“The officer arrives and finds a couple, female was kind of banged up, and boyfriend was drunk,” Keith explained. “Officer arrests him after she explains that the boyfriend had been beating her for a while.”

Keith took the call for pizza nearly 10 years ago. “I thought she was pretty clever to use that trick,” he thought. Keith has now become an attorney, and while he doesn’t know what happened to the woman he surely hopes that she is back on her feet and safe.

“This is a part of the job most 911 dispatchers find frustrating. Beyond the immediate resolution – arrest, hospitalization, etc. – we rarely hear what happens to the people who call,” Keith said.
We thank God that the woman was quick on her feet, and so was Keith. With both of their wisdom combined they were able to end the terrible situation that was happening.

We are surely praying for anyone who has ever been a victim of domestic violence.

Watch the video of this story:
Romans 10:13

Credit: WTVR
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