‘I took a photo of the car and damage. If it’s your car please direct message me it was an honest mistake I’ll pay for the damages.’
Krystal-dawn then added that the whole incident may have been avoided if people returned trolleys into the designated bays and ‘not in the corners of spare parks’.
She wrote: ‘I know it’s my mistake and I will pay for damages but come on there was one less than 10 metres away this entire thing could have been avoided.’
But while the Sunshine Coast shopper may have shared the Facebook message with the best of intentions, her post soon sparked a fiery debate as to who was at fault.
Many thought it wasn’t Krystal-dawn’s ‘mistake at all’ and that she shouldn’t have to pay. Said one commenter: ’It’s ridiculous the amount of effort people will go through to avoid walking a few steps and putting them in the return bays!’
Others applauded Krystal-dawn for not walking away, with one saying ‘it’s good to see good people out there’. She added: ‘Good on you.’
But some criticised the shopper for ‘fishing for attention’, while others made snarky comments about her driving ability - prompting many to defend Krystal-dawn and slam the comments as ‘rude and arrogant’.
Said one woman: ‘She doesn’t need a lecture on how to or not to park her car.
‘I think she should be congratulated for putting it out there to contact the other person involved to rectify the situation. People astound me.’