Mum visiting Disney World with disabled son devastated by nasty note on her car
Tricia Proefrock visited Walt Disney World with her 13-year-old son, Mason, who is disabled, and when they returned to their car they discovered a nasty note had been left on their windscreen
A mum visited Walt Disney World with her disabled son and was shocked when she returned to her car and found a nasty note had been left on her windscreen.
Tricia Proefrock visited the amusement park with her son, 13-year-old Mason, who suffers with Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome and requires a wheelchair to get around.
Because of this, Tricia drives a car with a wheelchair ramp and sometimes she has to park across two spaces so she has enough room to get her son out.
This is usually recommended by parking staff and is exactly what she did at Walt Disney World, but when she got back to the car a nasty note had been left about her parking.
The printed note, in bright yellow, resembles a parking fine, and reads: “This is not a ticket, but if it were within my power, you would receive two.
“Because of your bull-headed, inconsiderate, feeble attempt at parking, you have taken enough room for a 20 mule team, two elephants, one goat, and a safari of pygmies from the African interior.
“The reason for giving you this is so that in the future you may think of someone else other than yourself. Besides, I don’t like domineering, egotistical or simple-minded drivers and you probably fit into one of these categories.
“I sign off wishing you an early transmission failure (on the expressway at about 4.30pm). Also, may the flies of a thousand camels infest your armpits.”
Tricia, who lives in Florida, was devastated by the note but shared in the hope that others might think twice before leaving one in the future.
Speaking to FOX 35 News, she said: “When the side of the lot with ramp accesses are full, the only remaining spots have no ramp access.
“Every single time out of dozens of trips, the cast members instruct me to take two spots, by parking directly on the white line. This gives me room to wheel my son out of the vehicle
“So, if you see a car taking two spots, maybe instead of wishing us a broken transmission, you can try to think about why a wheelchair accessible van in a medical parking section might need two spots.”
Mason has Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome, a type of epilepsy that can affect an individual’s ability to walk, talk or even see correctly.