A woman who suffers with severe arthritis and needs a walking stick was called a ‘lazy slob’ in an angry note left on her car in a disabled bay.
She was left shaken by the abusive message calling her ‘simple’ she found on her windscreen after shopping in a Morrison’s supermarket in Canvey Island, Essex on Tuesday morning.
The woman has painful ulcers on her legs and has lung condition chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, meaning she legitimately uses a blue badge.
The note said: ‘I am sorry if you are a bit simple – I will try to make this as straightforward for you as possible – this is a disabled parking bay and not for some inconsiderate moron who uses someone else’s disabled badge – all because you cannot be bothered to park legally!!
‘Have a nice day!’
Handwritten at the side of the printed note read ‘you lazy slob,’ and included a photograph of a disabled blue badge user.
Her daughter shared the note online calling out the person who left it and pointed out many disabilities are not visible.
She said: ‘My mother wasn’t entirely sure about (me) sharing the note, as she thinks people always have their own reasons for their actions, which I agree with.
‘But I was angry at her being called a lazy slob and hoped by posting it, that the person who did this, would think twice in future to how it can affect people with disabilities that are unseen.
‘Mum suffers from severe arthritis in her legs and hands and uses a walking stick constantly.
‘She has leg ulcers which are treated daily and she also suffers with COPD which is monitored by the doctors and she is on medication for, along with various other health concerns.’
A spokesman for Morrison’s said: ‘We are sorry to hear that this happened in our car park.
‘Our disabled spaces are for all disabilities, whether they are visible or not.’