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From Mad World: An Alabama woman who parked her vehicle in a no-parking zone outside of Walmart was called out by another motorist, but the note they left seems to have gone a little too far.
WFSA 12 reported that the woman, who asked to not be identified, parked in an area next to a handicapped parking space with yellow stripes — alerting shoppers that it’s off-limits — on Thursday, and when she returned to her vehicle another motorist had left a nasty note.
“I thought this was so disgusting,” she said.
When she went into the store, she said she noticed a man parking in a handicapped space that was shaking his head in disbelief, but she doesn’t know if he’s the culprit. When she returned, on her windshield was a note that read, “That’s not a parking space you stupid n***er!!!”
“When I got to the front of my car and got in my car, that’s when I realized the note was on the windshield and I got out and said, ‘What the?’ I said, ‘What is this?’ and I read it and I got really upset,” she said. “I don’t think notes like this should exist or that someone should put something like this on someone else’s car because it is ridiculous.”
She was only in the store for a few moments, she recalled, picking up crayons for her granddaughter to take to school. She realizes that the area she chose probably wasn’t the best place to park, but she thinks that whoever left the note for her went overboard with its message.
“I know that I was in the wrong spot. I realize that, but still, no one had the right to put anything on my vehicle,” she said. “No one should have to go through this. I don’t want to cause any problems, but I think actions should come forth.”
She tried to take action as well, Eyewitness News 3 reported. The woman went straight to the police to report the racist note, hoping they could find surveillance video that shows who left it on her car. She said that with the 50th anniversary of the Selma to Montgomery March, the note shows that there’s work that still needs to be done in society over race relations.
“After all of the stuff they’ve had over the past couple of weeks about trying to get us to stick together as one and then I get this on my car,” the woman said. “It just started bringing back memories. It really did.”
If authorities decide to pursue the incident, Walmart said they would cooperate with their investigation. However, there’s no word on whether charges will be sought by police.
I find it incredibly interesting that she was at Walmart to buy crayons and the note left on her windshield was written in crayon, don’t you? It also appears to have neat and tidy handwriting as women often do as opposed to men, who seem to commonly have more sloppy writing. I’m not saying she’s lying, but I’m also not a big believer in coincidences either, considering most adults don’t readily have crayons available unless they have children with them, and I can’t see someone with a young child taking the time to leave such a note.
Either way, I’m skeptical of this one, and I also see quite a bit of irony in it. The woman is upset over allegedly being disrespected, but she failed to respect the parking rules at Walmart. If the note is indeed real, then it’s understandable why someone would be upset over it. However, it’s rather hypocritical to call someone out for being disrespectful as you park wherever you want, failing to respect the needs of the handicapped people who use those areas for loading and unloading.