Things aren’t always as they appear

Published 12:35 am Wednesday, February 15, 2017

To the editor:

On Sat., Feb. 5, my wife dropped off her 95-year-old dad at the front door of Wal-mart. After he got out of the car, she parked in a Purple Heart-designated parking space. After finishing their shopping, they returned to the car to find a very rude note on the windshield.

The note called her an ugly name and threated to call the police if she parked in the space again. The person signed the note “a combat wounded veteran.” My father-in-law earned two Purple Hearts and a Bronze Star during World War II. I think he has a right to park in these parking spaces.

The more I thought about this, the more upset I became. After going to see the Walmart Security Personnel, I was told if I wanted to file a claim against this person they would turn the security tape over to the police and I could pursue the situation. Security did mention that I could get a Purple Heart license plate for my car. This man is 95-years-old, does not drive or own a car, and is dependent on someone to take him everywhere he goes.

Maybe this person did not see my wife drop off her dad and thought this lady was abusing the system. Before someone stoops this low and writes such a rude note, I hope they will check out the situation before they show their ignorance. I forgive this person for their rude deed and hope he repents and checks out the situation before writing another rude note and placing it on a windshield.

Hilton Bozeman