The Blue Badge Scheme is the equivalent of our Handicapped Driver Tags in the USA. If you are disabled, you may be able to park in restricted areas under the Blue Badge Scheme. The scheme is for drivers and passengers. The part I find interesting is the British use of the word “scheme.” This is not limited to Blue Badges. There is a Financial Assistance Scheme for Pensioners, Government Mortgage Schemes, Cycle to Work Schemes, and Retail Card Schemes. “Where I come from…” anything with the word “scheme” in it is suspect, synonymous with “fraudulent and conniving.” It takes some getting used to, trusting that all these schemes have our best interest in mind. Still, it reminds me of Snidely Whiplash…
Join 863 other followers
Copyright Notice© Gail Park and Making Life An Art, 2009-2014. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Gail Park and Making Life An Art with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.