Not content to rest on its laurels after being named The Most Dangerous City in the U.S., the City of St. Louis is thinking outside the box and expanding the spectrum of perils on its streets in a new and imaginative way… by allowing blind people to drive!
Okay, not really. At least, probably not really. But that’s the delightful scenario that popped into this dreamer’s head when I saw the news that St. Louis legislators had passed a measure allowing a blind-from-birth woman to keep the handicapped parking space outside her home!!! It seems that prior to the vote, blindness was not considered a “mobility impairment,” and blind drivers had to park their whips where the rest of us do, unable to reserve handicapped spots.
Can you fathom the hilarity?
A blind woman driving a car.
Life is good.
The mayor called to apologize to the woman in question after criticizing the revocation of the spot in his blog. An unexpected bonus pleasure of this story: the mayor has a blog! I don’t know why, but this makes me happy.
So, to our St. Louis readers, it may be a good idea to look both ways before crossing the street.
STLtoday: Blind woman can keep handicapped space