“Passive-aggressive,” an adjective, is defined as: “A defense mechanism that allows people who aren’t comfortable being openly aggressive get what they want under the guise of still trying to please others. They want their way, but they also want everyone to still like them.”
A photo of a note, reportedly left on the car of a disabled Army veteran has been making the rounds on social media and perfectly illustrates passive-aggressive behavior in action.
The photo, seen above, says:
Stop parking in handicap SPOTS!!!! You DO NOT have a sticker nor do you look handicapped. I have taken a picture of your license plate and sent it to the office for towing by the courtesy officer.
Stop being a jerk!!!
As the story is told, the veteran went home and typed the following response and distributed it throughout the area hoping the “passive-aggressive douche” would see it.
First and foremost:
In the state of Texas, if a vehicle has DISABLED VETERAN license plates, that vehicle is not required, BY LAW, to have a handicapped placard displayed, nor a handicapped emblem on the license plate, UNLESS that vehicle is parked on FEDERAL property. If you had bothered to spend 30 seconds and pull the miniature computer out of your pocket to research this, then you would have never needed to leave me this offensive note. Considering that you took a picture of my license plate, you should have been able to clearly see the writing at the bottom that says: DISABLED VETERAN U.S. ARMED FORCES.
But it’s cool. You probably just let your emotions get the best of you and felt like being a social justice hero.
Although I may not “look” handicapped to you, I can assure you that the amount of pain I feel in my lower body from walking due to combat-sustained injuries far supersede any level of pain you have ever felt in your entire life. Or maybe not…. Who am I to say? After all, I don’t even know who you are.
By the way, I would love to hear what your idea of a handicapped person “looks” like. Asshole.
You may nave noticed there is a photocopy of the note you left attached to my response. I kept the original. I think I’m going to frame it so I can look at it every day as to remind myself of what kind of person to NOT be.
The guy who doesn’t look handicapped.
You can see his epic response for yourself in the photo, below: