*A woman pulled up to a parking space, parked her car, got out and went about her business. But when she returned she was shocked to find a nasty note on her windshield. The person who left the note, and I doubt I am wrong to assume it was a man, was yelling at her for parking in a space reserved for veterans.
Thing is, she is a veteran. And it never even dawned on him that a woman actually could be.
Media reports say that Rebecca Hayes shared the letter on Facebook that read, “This parking is for Veterans, lady. Learn to read and have some respect.”
And in response, Hayes wrote the post below, which as of this writing has been shared over 4.1 K times.
To the person who left this note on my windshield today at the Coddle Creek Harris Teeter in Concord, NC:
I know I parked in one of the Veteran Parking spaces today, it was hot. I had been in and out of my car several times already this afternoon, and I was only going to be a minute. Besides, the parking lot was full, so I just did it. It was the first time, and I won’t do it again. I’m sorry…
I’m sorry that you can’t see my eight years of service in the United Sates Navy. I’m sorry that your narrow misogynistic world view can’t conceive of the fact that there are female Veterans. I’m sorry that I have to explain myself to people like you. Mostly, I’m sorry that we didn’t get a chance to have this conversation face to face, and that you didn’t have the integrity and intestinal fortitude to identify yourself, qualities the military emphasizes.
Which leads to one question, I served, did you?
I’ll bet that shut his ass up. #dontassumeadamnthing #somevetsarewomentoo