Angry locals leave passive aggressive note to ex-Ironwoman for hogging set of stairs
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Some people have too much time on their hands, it seems.
A former Ironwoman has issued a response of her own after local residents left her a passive aggressive note regarding a set of stairs she trains on.
42-year-old fitness freak Hayley Bateup, who has won the Coolangatta Gold three times, has angered her community by seemingly using the stairs too often.
In an anonymous note hung up nearby, the firefighter and personal trainer is accused of 'owning' the Currumbin Alley stairs in Wallace Nicoll Park.
“Notice to people intending to use these steps for exercise – HAYLEY BATEUP OWNS THEM,” the sign reads.
“Please limit your use of said steps to times when Mr (sic) Bateup is not there. Narcissistic traits will become evident with noncompliance.”
Bateup, who was the character Nitro in the television show Australian Gladiators, was clearly taken by surprise when she discovered the note.
“So funny, I hardly even use the stairs,” she replied.
“We actually pay the council to train there but always consider the public. I actually find this really funny as I wasn’t even there (when the sign was erected). Would be nice if they came to me about this.”
It remains unknown exactly who wrote the poorly-worded and rather rude note.
However, locals have leapt to Bateup's defence, including David Simons who took to the Currumbin community Facebook page to show his support.
"The thing is that Hayley has been training those stairs for 30 years," he said.
"The blow-in trainers are the problem, taking over theshelters. Hayley is a local hero who provides a much wanted service."