For the third time in 15 years, disabled Wodonga resident Grant Myers received an abusive note about his parking on Tuesday.
But this latest instance hurt the most, because it happened on the International Day of People with a Disability.
It has prompted the former business owner and Rotarian to urge community members to be more thoughtful.
"I went into the Woolworths car park because I had to go to Telstra and the Hume Bank," he said.
"I did two laps, and all the disabled parks were taken, so I parked in a place that I thought was a remote part of the car park.
"I was probably half an hour, and it wasn't until I was back driving that I noticed the paper flapping."
A person had written "great parking d******d. 2 spaces really!" on a napkin and put it under his windscreen wiper.
Mr Myers has a wheelchair hoist on the top of his car, that lowers the wheelchair down to the driver's side so he can easily transfer from the car to his chair.
"If I can't open my door fully, I cannot get the wheelchair close enough so I can transfer from the wheelchair into the car seat," he said.
"Me being in two spots doesn't make me lazy or selfish - it's just what I need to do.
"Disabled car parks are something that are in premium demand.
"Even where they placed the note was right beside the disabled permit.
"There was disappointment and frustration, but it's also about awareness."
Mr Myers became a paraplegic when he fell from the roof he was repairing in 2003.
He is involved in a number of community groups and in recent years joined Wodonga Council's Community Access Advisory Group.
"Council can't afford to fix everything, but if they know there is someone who is going on a particular route consistently, they remedy it," Mr Myers said.
"There were no disabled car parks around the Hollywoods complex, and there are now parks there.
"Where tactile strips are missing, they are repaired. High Street is now brilliant for wheelchair users - the council is active."
For the third year, Mr Myers has helped organise an event for IDPwD, a joint initiative with the AlburyCity Access Committee.
"So far we've had 180 people register for the event," he said.
"It helps create awareness for people with a disability, whether that be a physical disability .... or unseen disabilities a lot of people aren't aware of, and I certainly wasn't aware of four years ago."
Mr Myers said this evening's event was an opportunity to learn about the realities of living with a disability.
While people need to be more thoughtful, he also said it was important people don't assume what a disabled person needs, or impose their assistance.
"If [on Tuesday] they had taken five seconds to look at the fact there was a disabled permit, and a wheelchair hoist on the roof of the car, they would have screwed their message up - or you would hope so," he said.