I’ve heard my fair share of rude comments, but sometimes I still can’t believe how mean people can be.
Ashley lost her leg in an accident last year, and it has been a long adjustment learning to walk with a prosthetic. This winter was especially hard, with all the snow and ice. She fell multiple times trying to cross the parking lot to her car, so she asked the apartment complex to give her a handicapped parking space closer to the building.
She was glad when they finally got it set up, but two days later, someone had parked in her spot. Since they didn’t have handicapped tags, she left a note on the car that was “stern and confident,” asking them not to park in her spot since they didn’t know how hard it was to walk around missing a leg.
The reply she found on her own car is unbelievable:
Hey handicap! First, never place your hands on my car again! Second, honey you ain’t the only one with ‘struggles.’ You want pity go to a one leg support group! You messed with the wrong one! I don’t care what your note said shove it, but you touch my car again I will file a report, I am not playing! 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! –B****
Ashley said she had to read it 5 times because she “couldn’t even process the level of mean.”
Ashley’s sister came to her defense. “If this person really knew her, they would never talk to her that way because she’s so sweet.” She posted the letter on Facebook where it immediately began to go viral. And Ashley found a lot more support from other amputees.
That mean neighbor didn’t get the last word after all. Ashley says, “She told me to cry to someone who cares, so I went to the Internet and it turns out a lot of people care.”