Neighbour leaves abusive note for nurse after seeing her leave for work every day

A UK nurse says she's been left stunned after an "idiot" neighbour left an abusive note on her car, telling her she was "selfish" for leaving to go and care for patients each day.

Sam Halms, a nurse at the Norfolk and Suffolk Mental Health Foundation Trust, shared an image on Facebook of the nasty note left from a neighbour on her car's windscreen. 

"To the selfish person," the note read. 

"I have been watching you travel every day in your car. You are not in uniform, so this is clearly unessential travel.

"You are part of the problem! Stay home and protect our country and NHS!"

But Halms had her own message for the "idiot" note-writer. 

"I WORK FOR THE NHS!" she wrote. "I go to work everyday SUPPORTING our country and have done for many years, while you are clearly spending your days watching me, probably claiming that you're employed as a 'full-time mummy'."

Halms questioned why the person didn't just approach her to talk, rather than leave an anonymous note. 

"Why on earth would I wear my uniform to and from work at this current time. Equally not all NHS staff have to wear uniform - food for thought!

"If this has reached you, hopefully, now you feel like a complete FOOL and that you should think twice before sticking your nose into other people's business!"

The post has racked up 35,000 likes and 16,000 comments from people shocked at the anonymous person's audacity. 

"Some people don't have a f**king clue! Living in their own wee bubble! Keep up the good work - you're putting your life at risk every day for the sake of others. You should be applauded, not attacked in this way," wrote one person. 

"Another key worker here [who wears] non-uniform. We should all think before we speak, as well as think before we act. Sad times," wrote another.