Woman With Prosthetic Leg Is Flattered By Nasty Note
Meet Natasha Hope-Simpson. She's a 25-year-old artist from Nova Scotia. In November 2013 she was the victim of a hit-and-run accident and lost her left leg because of it.
Since then, she's been fitted for a custom 3D-printed prosthetic leg to help her walk. It's taken some getting used to walking with her new leg, but she's gotten to a point where she's become very good at it, maybe even too good. Here's why.
Natasha recently returned to her parked car to find a note that said this:
"I have a video of you walking away from your car on numerous occasions, you are not handicapped!! The next time you park here I will forward the video's to police with your license plate number. You should be ashamed of yourself!!!!"
For most people, this would make them angry, and justifiably so, but not Natasha, instead she felt flattered! Seems odd right, flattered would not be the first word that came to my mind after finding a nasty note like that. She said she was flattered because she had been working pretty hard on her walk to make it look natural. Looks like Natasha succeeded.
I'm kind of flattered about that, because I've been working pretty hard on my walk to make it look natural.
As for this person who left her the note, shame on YOU! It's no one's business why she is parking in a handicapped spot! There are plenty of handicaps that aren't noticeably physical to your every day Joe sitting in a parking lot. It doesn't make that person any less handicapped, and it doesn't make them any less eligible for that handicapped parking space!
Also, notice how the note writer took all that time to type the note, print it and take video footage of Natasha walking, yet didn't have time (or the good sense) to look into whether or not she had a legit handicapped parking permit? I hope that person is reading this story online right now and feeling like a jerk.
Good for you Natasha!