Navy Veteran Responds To Sexist Note After Parking In Spot Reserved For Veterans


This female Navy Veteran has a fierce response to a nasty note for parking in a spot reserved for veterans.

North Carolina resident and 8 year Navy veteran Rebecca Landis Hayes parked in a spot reserved for veterans when she needed to make a quick run in at the grocery store chain, Harris Teeter, on Monday.

When Landis returned to her car, she found a condescending sexist note on the windshield that read:

“This parking is for Veterans, lady. Learn to read and have some respect,”

Landis addressed the rude note on a public Facebook post:

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?

Her post has been shared over two thousand times, and Landis later followed up with:

“Feeling overwhelemed (sic) by the positive responses to my post this afternoon. Thank you to all my friends, family, and fellow Veterans. I truly appreciate your kind words and support. I hope my experience will help remind people that there is no ONE Veteran type.”

You can see her post, below:

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