Special Parking…

Before children the massive handicap parking, the motorcycle parking and especially the customer with children parking drove me crazy. I don’t think any of these frustrated me more than the shopping cart spots taking up two parking spaces. Or the 20 trees placed right in the middle of the parking lot.

I’m a huge nature person. But I don’t want a park outside in Walmart’s parking lot right by the entrance. Can we move the tree decor closer to the back of the parking lot please? Now, I’m not asking for the small amount of trees that provide shade for some cars. If you’ve seen the big circle of grassy area at these stores, then you know what I’m talking about.

There has to be some kinda way to design store parking lots to provide enough shade on each row, enough handicap spaces, and the shopping cart area to be out of the way of convenient parking spaces. There has to be a way.

Now that I do have a child and also a child with a disability, I love these special parking spaces. I understand them more. Now I didn’t hate them before, let’s make that clear. I just always thought there were too many handicap spaces at certain stores. I don’t know how many people misuse these parking spaces. But when I first went to Buy Buy Baby and saw this designated parking area for us parents, I instantly became more excited to be a first time mother.

Now when I go to a store and they don’t have parking spaces for customers with children, I’m like what is going on here. Do they not care about us? Funny how I switched really quick right?

Main point is that I no longer want to take these small these for granted or let them annoy me. If I didn’t have a child and became disabled, I will be upset if I had to park far. So these spaces are here for those who need them.

Thank you to those who thought of making these special parking spaces. But now I just will like for you all to design the parking lot differently so the trees and carts aren’t taking up as much space for those who are not qualified for a special parking space.

Real men face the blade

Did you know beard gangs don’t use guns!? I mean, their greatest weapon is a bottle of coconut oil, the content not the container, God forbid the bottle breaks or they break it in an argument over texture, tears will flow and mucous even more –
little wonder this spineless generation wants in on all the inactions.
Real men shave, real men face the blade and conquer.
Have you ever had a hot towel shave?, bearing your future in the hands of a conflicted soul, knowing that a moment of insanity could be your last.
So what if he had crack for lunch, real men surrender their lives to the blade and the wielder alike.
These days we no longer subscribe to dick measuring contests, show me your beard and I’ll tell you who you are- a bitch. A privileged bitch with the genetic make up of a beast.
Call it bitterness, call it rage;
call it jealousy if you will-
because you can grow a fuller beard than I can doesn’t make you superior or more of a ‘man’.
Truth is I no longer know what makes a man and I don’t think I ever did.
When will I ever be enough to be called a man?,
Apparently age doesn’t count, teenagers are ‘manning’ up these days. Again I don’t know what makes a man, penis enlargement perhaps or those who the heavens smiled on like me, I simply need to use it more; to remind myself what it feels like to be a man. Maybe I was born as one. We all know a man, why not tell me, what makes them so.
Adewumi Godwin