A father was left shocked and angry after an abusive note was left on his car when he parked in a space reserved for parents.
The father had parked his car in Mandurah Forum, south of Perth, when he discovered the letter in his vehicle.
‘Don’t park here again, you selfish p****!’ he read.
His wife took to social media to express her outrage at the ‘selfish Karen’ who left the note, even though her husband had every right to park there.
“My husband was putting a baby gate in the trunk while I was at the forum changing our 7 month old,” she wrote on Facebook.
‘He came back to the forum looking for me… when we came back, had someone put this (note) on our windshield?
A father was left shocked and angry after an abusive note with foul language (pictured) was left in his car when he parked in a space reserved for parents.
‘How about next time you make sure before you insult an innocent husband and father, hero?’
The note, which was scribbled on a piece of cardboard, left her husband “hurt and almost feeling guilty,” she said.
Its post sparked heated debate, with some wondering why such allocated spaces are needed in the first place.
‘As a mother of a five-year-old, I personally don’t see the need for parenting spaces. They are not bigger, just more comfortable. “Children need exercise and strollers have wheels, they are not difficult to walk,” said one woman.
‘Personally I think there should be bays for older people as they are less mobile and find it difficult to walk long distances. Give them the places.’
Another commenter noted that “it’s not illegal to park in those bays whether you have a baby or not.”
“There is no law about who can park in parent spaces with strollers; they are just a convenience, but anyone can park there and use it,” a similar comment read.
“I never had them in my generation and we managed, and now there are a lot of these parks,” said another.
Others said the person who left the abusive note should not have jumped to conclusions about the man who used the ad.
‘I have a disabled sticker, but if you saw me you would think “why?” “But I have multiple problems and can’t walk very far before my spine locks up or my knees get stuck or lock up completely,” they wrote.
Some people suggested that others not judge too harshly the person who wrote the note.
‘Hot weather sometimes brings out the worst in people. Don’t let this ruin your day,” one wrote.
Others said parents didn’t care about parking.
‘I park in parent spaces even if I don’t have a child. “My time is valuable,” said one commenter.
There were also some humorous comments, the funniest being from the person who wrote: “I’m all for making them Karen Bays so no one else has to deal with the c*** and they feel special enough to leave everyone in peace.”
A man found an angry note in his car asking to park in a space reserved for parents, similar to the one in the photo, but he is a father and his wife had already taken their son to the store.