When a neighbour parks in your parking spot, leaving a note on their windshield — instead of immediately calling a tow truck — is a polite way of asking them to park elsewhere next time.
One Ohio woman, however, didn’t appreciate the correction — and fired back with a nasty note now going viral.
Ashley Brady, 26, was on the receiving end of the cruel note.
Brady lost her right leg in an accident last year. After learning to walk again with a prosthetic, she found that walking across her apartment complex’s icy parking lot was a real challenge.
"I struggled a lot across the snow and ice in the parking lot trying to learn how to balance and walk," Brady told ABC 22. “I fell multiple times all of which my neighbours have seen.”
So the complex designated a parking spot for Brady that was closer to her door.
Just days after being awarded her new spot, Brady discovered that a neighbour, who has no physical disability, was using the spot.
Brady left the neighbour a note explaining why she needed the spot and explaining that she would have the car towed if the neighbour used the spot again.
She was not expecting a hateful note in return.
“I was stern and confident in what I was saying,” Brady said of the note she left her neighbour. “She in return had placed this really rude letter under my windshield wiper that said: ‘Hey handicapped! First, never place your hands on my car again! Second, honey you ain’t the only one with ‘struggles’ I let the office know the cry baby one leg touches my property I will cause trouble. So go cry your struggles to someone who cares cause I’m walking away with both mine!'”
Brady’s sister, Kaitlyn Siler, posted a photo of the note on Facebook where it went viral.
Read the entire note here.
“I got a lot of feedback from this online from a lot of other amputees who have been in similar situations,” Brady said of the outpouring of support and empathy. “You’re not just going to get what you want by being bullying. She told me to cry to someone who cares, so I went to the internet and it turns out a lot of people care.”
Brady has filed a grievance with her local police department. She will soon be meeting with management at the apartment complex, who have yet to decide on an appropriate course of action in response to the incident.