The ethics by which ALL of a corporate employees-even DRIVERS-should conduct business on behalf of ComEd/an Exelon company
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS -- There is NEVER a LEGAL 'reason' why any employee of a corporation with the size, consumer need for, and public identity of Commonwealth Edison Electric Co./an Exelon Corporation to WILLINGLY/ PURPOSEFULLY VIOLATE the rights of a disabled citizen - of a city or town that depends on same co./corporation to be the sole authorized/avail-able provider of residential electric power - by ILLEGALLY parking either partly into or fully in someone's 'signed' Handicapped Permit parking spot in front of their urban dwelling.
This infraction is tantamount to parking so as to partially or totally blocking a resident's ingress to or egress from their driveway by parking a corporate vehicle totally or partially across their residence's driveway.
I already have a hard-enough time getting around due to my long (since the age of 32 in 1994), permanently disabling very rare illness (Systemic Vasculitis with Necrotizing Peripheral Polyneuro-pathy) for which I have had/continue to need to have treatment utilizing strong/toxic chemothera-peutic infusions of Cytoxan/cyclophosphamide since that date. Additionally, I can only 'walk' safely/uneventfully short distances using a four-footed cane. Any longer distance or lengthly duration of time requires me to use an electric four-wheeled 'scooter'/personal mobility device which is stored inside the back interior of my full-size, lift-outfitted passenger van.
If I need to use the PMD by itself to say go across the street from my residence to the Aldi grocery store, I (weather providing, as rain or snow do not allow me to operate the PMD outside due to moisture of any kind [rain/snow] being able to 'short' out the power supply of same) remove my PMD from the interior of my van using a lift arm to place it onto the street, so I also need 2-3 feet of space behind my vehicle in order to be able to do so, and then I am able to 'ride' my PMV on the street to the intersection nearest my home, cross the street at the crosswalk/street light, and get to the Aldi/shopping center in that manner. Likewise, I have to be able to do the same in reverse when I return the PMD to its place inside my van - which ALSO entails being able to safely and with ease get back into my legally-parked vehicle in my properly signed (and also easy to see the signage defining) handicapped parking-by-permit parking spot.
While you may think or feel that this complaint is someone who is overly frustrated and singleing out a big corporation and one of its' employees just because they are a big corporation, I can assure you that this is NOT the case here. I simply believe that improper behavior or attitudes can never change or be changed unless the superiors or the company which employs such politically-incorrect and illegally-behaving/ acting employees act in concert to, through corporate 'sensitivity' training seminars for employees, make their employees aware of proper and legal acts/actions with regards to all those who are physically challenged ('disabled') and already face obstacles on a daily basis getting to and from the places they need or want to go to without having to have additional obstacles placed in their 'paths' by 'ignorant/careless' employees of the firm/corporation.
If it's not politically correct or legal to 'dis-criminate' against anyone based on their gender, race, etc. in the USA, why then should anyone who is unfortunate enough to have to live with a phys-ical challenge on a daily basis ADDITIONALLY have to worry about having easy access to their own properly licensed/permitted vehicle simply be-cause an employee of a GIANT corporation doesn't care enough to not infringe on their rights as disabled citizens?
Mrs. Randy E. (Patricia A.) Zeleznak
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