A woman from regional Victoria returned to her car after shopping at Aldi only to discover a shocking note left on her windscreen.
A woman in regional Victoria was shocked to discover a “disgusting” note she found on her car while shopping at Aldi.
Taking to Facebook, the Traralgon resident explained the person who wrote the note must have thought she was flouting lockdown rules based on the dealership stickers on her car.
As of Friday, those living in country Victoria no longer have strict stay-at-home restrictions, after the rules were lifted.
However, Melbourne is still in lockdown – and based on that, the person who left the rude note presumably believed the Traralagon mum was from the city.
“Beside my number plate it has the name of the dealership my car was purchased from, in Melbourne,” she wrote in the post alongside a photo of the note.
“I’m assuming that’s why this lovely note was left on my windscreen this evening in the Aldi car park.
“I cannot believe the insanity and the nastiness right now.”
Many have since flooded her post, describing the person behind the note as “disgusting”.
“That’s shocking. I’m sorry people are so rude,” one person responded.
“OMG that’s horrible. I’m amazed we aren’t getting the same thing. We live here yes but we didn’t buy our car here. There is a lot of craziness at the moment,” said another, while a third added: “So un-Australian.”
But it’s not the first time regional residents have been at the centre of unwarranted attacks by their own people.
Another woman from Inverloch said she was abused in a Wonthaggi car park because someone thought she was from the city.
“We were confused as to why she would think that from just looking at the car,” the woman said in a Facebook group, according to the Herald Sun.
“Our car has a Melbourne dealership sticker on the rear window, as do most cars.
“Maybe that sticker prompted her vitriolic outburst.”
Senior Sergeant Peter Watson told the publication the abuse towards others needed to stop.
“People shouldn’t assume things because obviously cars can be bought from anywhere,” he said.
“We shouldn’t assume just because there’s a sticker on a car, they are from out of town.”