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Sun Mar 3, 2013, 12:35 PM

5. One early morning when I parked my car on the campus where teach, a man--normal looking--

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approached me and said I could not park in the metered spot where I'd parked. I told him I had a handicapped placard and sticker, which entitled me to park in handicapped designated spots but also (and for free) in metered spots if no nearby handicapped spots were available. As soon as I said that, he went from zero to 60, ranting and cursing at the top of his lungs and actually charging at me! I had to brandish my cane at him to get him to back off! I wasn't just threatening with it, either. If I had needed to, I would have thumped him thoroughly with it. I'm a 62-year-old woman, but I am way fiercer than I look!

The guy wasn't any sort of campus official or anything. He had just decided that HE was responsible for telling people where they coould or could not park. He was obviously mentally disturbed and potentially violent. He did charge me, after all, and only backed down when I threatened him with my solid wooden cane. The fact that I am an older female, handicapped, and small (5' 3") undoubtedly gives some people the idea that I would be an easy victim. It was just 7:30 a.m., too, so there was no one else around. It was adisrurbing encounter, though. I wonder what would have happened if he had encountered a woman who was as vulnerable as he apparently assumed I was.

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