Welcome to the latest edition of “passive aggressive notes that should never have been left”.
Shanell Beriman, a mum from the Sunshine Coast, found herself on the receiving end of an ignorant note last week.
Beriman and her daughter, Hailee Wallace, parked in a disabled parking spot at their local shopping centre on Friday.
According to the Sunshine Coast Daily, Hailee, 13, suffers from joint hyper-mobility syndrome and glycogen storage disease, a condition which leaves her wheelchair bound most days.
Friday was one of those rare days when Hailee could walk from the car into the shops with her mum.
A stranger who witnessed the mum and daughter walk into the shops decided to leave an angry note on their windscreen.
The note read: “Why are you parking in a disabled car park when both you and your daughter are perfectly capable of walking???? Wrong – shame on you for using the sticker ungraciously”.
Beriman decided to talk to the Sunshine Coast Daily, so the note-leaver could fully understand their situation.
“Now, I’m sure there would not have been an issue if I had of pulled out the wheelchair… but (that day) my daughter was having a good day and therefore she did not use the wheelchair for our quick trip into Kmart,” she told the publication.
Beriman explained that Hailee’s muscles are “wasting away” making “day-to-day tasks very difficult”.
“There has been four days in the past two weeks that she was unable to even get out of bed, crying in pain; but of course, they didn’t know this.”
Beriman hopes that in future people won’t be so quick to judge… or to leave angry notes on windscreens.
The Sunshine Coast mum is not the only person who has been targeted by a cranky note-writer lately.
Just last month, a 23-year-old paramedic who was waiting for his next call out outside his emergency department, spotted an angry note on a nearby ambulance.