Saturday, September 10, 2011

Bureaucracy Fail: Swedish Man Has to Prove Amputated Leg Hasn't Grown Back to Keep Handicapped Parking Pass

In America, they will give you a handicapped parking pass for just being fat. In Sweden, a man has to prove his amputated leg hasn't grown back to keep his. Bureaucracy breeds morons.

Even though ten years have passed since Fredrik Jansson from SkellefteƄ in northern Sweden had his leg amputated, he must still prove his leg hasn't grown back in order to keep his disabled parking permit.
“It is ridiculous to say the least. It defies all common sense,” Jansson told The Local.

Eleven years ago, Jansson was forced to have his leg amputated after a long battle with cancer.

Despite the fact that it is unlikely his condition will get better, he regularly has to prove to local authorities that he has enough trouble walking to need a disabled parking permit.

“I go down to UmeĆ„ once every three years and have a doctor establish my leg is still gone,“ he said.

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