A female veteran who found a rude note on her car windshield responded with a brilliant comeback in a Facebook post.
On Monday, Rebecca Landis Hayes visited the Harris Teeter grocery store in Concord, N.C., for a quick errand. Upon returning to her car, which was parked in a designated space for veterans, she found a note on her vehicle.
"This parking is for veterans, lady," the note reads. "Learn to read and have some respect."
Hayes, who said she spent eight years of service in the United States Navy, issued a powerful response on Facebook to the sexist note.
"I'm sorry that your narrow misogynistic world view can't conceive of the fact that there are female veterans," she wrote. "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?"
Hayes' remarkable Facebook post has received nearly 2,500 shares since Monday. She also told Charlotte television station WCNC that a representative from Harris Teeter contacted her and apologized for the incident.
"Feeling overwhelmed by the positive responses to my post this afternoon," Hayes posted on Facebook. "I truly appreciate your kind words and support. I hope my experience will help remind people that there is no one veteran type."
A Plus reached out to Hayes for a comment.