Uni student leaves desperate note on car begging for mercy: “Please no ticket. I have Covid’
Uni student desperately leaves ‘please no ticket, I have Covid’ note on their car, begging for mercy from parking inspectors
- Note on parked car at University of Melbourne begs forgiveness
- The note also showed a positive rapid antigen test to prove it was true
- Social media reactions split between sympathy and no sympathy
A Covid patient has drawn both anger, kindness and a literary reference after leaving a note on the windshield of his car pleading with rangers not to leave a parking ticket.
If they follow the mandatory seven-day isolation period correctly, the car parked near the University of Melbourne in the city center should arouse a lot of sympathy from parking attendants.
‘Please no ticket. I have Covid,” the notes begin, followed by a sad facial drawing.
A note (pictured) left on a car screen begs for mercy from Melbourne’s parking attendants
To prove that they did indeed have the virus, the person, who may be a university student, also showed a rapid antigen test with a positive reading of it.
The note also prompted inspectors who were considering giving them a ticket to “be merciful” and followed with two kisses.
The last words of the note – “Thank you” – were probably written more in hope than expectation.
Surrendering yourself to the mercy of a real parking attendant is one thing, but online grace is often scarce.
“I can sum this up in one word…. PATHETICAL,” wrote a poster on Karvelas’ Instagram page.
Students (pictured) from the University of Melbourne walk across University Square. The person who leaves a note on a nearby car begging not to get a ticket would probably be a student there
“I didn’t realize that Covid has taken people out of paying consequences,” said another.
“What about getting Covid and breaking the law. What a selfish act,” said a third.
But the note convinced some to show kindness to a stranger in need.
“Hope the ticket guy was nice,” one wrote.
ABC presenter Patrician Karvelas (pictured) posted a photo of a note left on a car in central Melbourne on her Instagram account
“Yeah, people are going through a rough time, some support is needed,” said another.
One literary fan—it was on an ABC personality’s page, after all—said, “This is a real contender for Hemingway’s ‘tell a sad story in six words’ challenge.”
This was a reference to a famous 1920s short story, often credited to the writer and journalist Ernest Hemingway.
It says, “For sale. baby shoes. Never worn.’
The person who left the note on his car begging not to get a parking ticket because he had Covid also left a quick antigen test as proof. Pictured are rapid antigen kits