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The parent of an autistic son who left a rather controversial note under a stranger’s car windscreen has divided the internet.
A picture of the note was shared on Reddit, along with the caption: “Letter on my wife’s windscreen this morning.”
After reading what the note said, some said that the ‘parent [is] f***ing lying,’ while others thought the situation was more ‘complicated’ than that.
So, what exactly was the parent writing a note about?
Well, it turns out that people had been parking in the space near the parent’s house and they wanted to inform those parked in the space about any potential damage to their car.
The warning read: “Please note our son is impulsive and destructive.
“Since moving in, he has drawn on my car with texta, thrown a few rocks across the front of complex and it a car was parked where this one is it would [have] smashed a window.”
“He has also thrown numerous items from our balcony.”
The parent continued to say that this isn’t the first time they’ve asked people to be mindful about where they park: “I know that I have been very vocal about cars parking out the front here and this is a huge factor.”
“I, as a parent of a ADHD/ASD child, I can only pre-empt so much. Please only park here if you’re willing to accept damage to your car.”
Well, it’s safe to say a healthy debate was triggered on Reddit.
One user pointed out how the parent just wanted to keep their parking space, saying: “The parent is f***ing lying, they want a reserved parking spot and are using their kid as the weapon, I bet all the f***in money In the world this particular parking spot is the closest to their house.
“I bet f***ing everything that no cars to the left or right of that parking spot are damaged either Kids got incredible aim with f***in rocks my ass.”
But others didn’t think it was so cut and dry, with one adding: “Well, it does say ADHD/ASD, so yeah. It’s more complicated than that. Parent still needs to take better measures to make sure their kid doesn’t hurt people.”
However, others were angry at the parent’s way of handling their child’s behaviour: “You absolutely would. Source: I am an aide for a child with autism/adhd and this is exactly how the parents respond to any behavioral issues. It’s infuriating”
A fourth thought it was good to have a paper trail, in case the kid did actually damage the car: “Ahhh, good to have this on paper! This could come in handy for your insurance later.”
What do you think of the note?
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