Very often, people are mean and pretty judgmental. When we shape our opinions about someone based solely on their looks, without really knowing anything about that person, do we ever think of the consequences of that ignorant attitude of ours? I guess the answer to this question is a big no.
Before we say anything about those random strangers we get to meet every day on our way to work or home, we should always have in mind that things aren’t always as they appear.
This is how one person or people’s act affected Kionna Montazeri and her family and ruined their otherwise perfect day.
As they got out of the Olive Garden restaurant, they headed towards the vehicle and were in a good mood, but then, the note someone put on their car wiped the smiles off their faces.
It read, “Disabled? No. Just your big fat asses.”
Kionna and her husband Dusty were horrified and rushed to take that note off the car before their eight-year-old daughter could read what it said. But, ti was too late as she saw the words that left her wondering what her parents did in order to be offended like that. Her mother was willing to give her the answer and teach her a valuable lesson along the way. She told her how people do such things because they are rude and inconsiderate and don’t care about other people’s feelings. And that was something the girl should never be like.
Kionna’s post of the incident vent viral and we believe it’s a must read.
“To the person/persons that left this note on my car at the Olive Garden on Memorial in OKC today, I’d like to say thank you!”
“Your misguided and uninformed attempt to shame me and my family provided an opportunity to teach my 8 year old daughter a lesson. Upon seeing this note, she said ‘Mom, why would someone do that? They don’t even know us.’”
“This coming from a little girl who’s daddy will never get to walk her down the aisle, because, he is in fact disabled. So we explained to her that some people just have hate in their hearts. We further explained how your actions can deeply affect others around you, and how she should always be conscious of others feelings.”
“I explained that she was right. These people didn’t know us. They didn’t know that my husband has Muscular Dystrophy and has struggled with it his entire life. They didn’t know that even though his doctors advised him to go into a wheelchair years ago, he refused, and instead, remained on his own two feet until he finally fell for the last time, blowing out both knees and breaking an ankle. They didn’t understand that we’ve spent the last 2 years learning to adjust to a life in which he can’t even stand up to get in and out of a car.”
“They didn’t see that I’ve torn my rotator cuff lifting on him to assist him in his transitions. They have no idea that he already lives in constant pain, and that their hurtful words would only add to that. They didn’t know that the reason that he has a belly is because there are no stomach muscles left to hold everything in tight.”
“They didn’t know that our 8 year old already struggles to understand why her daddy can’t run and play with her the way other daddies do. They just didn’t know. And because they didn’t know, they allowed the hate in their hearts to get the better of them.”
“So again, I’d just like to say Thank You.”
“Your ignorance provided a wonderful opportunity for me and my husband, who have struggled and survived and come out stronger in the last couple of years, to not only teach our daughter a valuable lesson, but provided another opportunity for us to overcome and to be thankful for the blessings that continue to come our way!”
We hope that whoever wrote that note would read Kionna’s post and realize how their act made this family feel. This story is just another prove that we should never judge a book by its cover.