NHS nurse horrified as neighbour leaves cruel note blasting curtains and garden
An NHS nurse has been left feeling gutted after a cruel neighbour left a rude anonymous note, branding her curtain and garden a “disgrace.”
The mental health worker, who lives in Poole, Dorset, had been spending the day playing with her one-year-old daughter on Friday, July 9, when she discovered the handwritten, hand-delivered note.
“Your garden and curtains are a disgrace, this is not Turlin Moor,” the note read, referencing another area of the seaside town.
The nurse and her husband, who works as an ambulance driver, moved into the house at the start of lockdown, following the birth of their little girl, and have both been incredibly busy working throughout the pandemic.
Shocked and hurt by the note, the 34-year-old, who originally moved to the area from London, took to a local residents’ group on Facebook to blast the anonymous neighbour.
“Well this was nice to come home to, looks like trolling isn’t just digital. Thank you to one of my kindly neighbours who thought it was appropriate to stick this in my letter box in their monthly newsletter,” she wrote.
“I’m sorry the net curtain and my babies blackout blind are not up to your standards, that’s the downside of being a full time nurse in the NHS, having a 1yr old and a husband currently working 7 days a week.
“So easy for some uncaring people to make judgement when they have no context. To the mysterious note dropper, feel free to come and cut my lawn or give us a hand with the renovation you troll.”
Speaking to the Bournemouth Echo, the nurse went on to say she felt as though she was being bullied in her own home, “the one place where you should feel safe.”
“It was just horrible. It’s like being bullied in your own home and that should be the one place where you should feel safe.
“I don’t really share things online, but I felt that it was really unacceptable and people in the area should know about it.”
She added: “My partner and I have been working so much over the past year. I have been working nine or ten hour shifts five days a week, and they are not a nice nine hours as I’m dressed up in full PPE with a face mask and apron. So, to come home to something like this was really upsetting.”
The couple are currently waiting on planning permission to be able to take on the renovation of their home, which is one of the oldest homes in the street.
Other local residents have branded the note as “disgusting.”