Veteran Calls Out Anonymous, Misogynistic Note

'I served, did you?'
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 14, 2016 4:54 PM CDT
Updated Jun 18, 2016 10:15 AM CDT
Veteran Calls Out Anonymous, Misogynistic Note
Rebecca Landis Hayes shames whoever left a note for her claiming she wasn't a veteran without ever speaking to her.   (Facebook)

A veteran dropped some knowledge on an anonymous, misogynistic note-leaver who tried to shame her for parking in a veterans-only space Monday in North Carolina, Mashable reports. When Rebecca Landis Hayes finished shopping at a Harris Teeter grocery store in Concord, she returned to her car to find a note on her windshield. The note read: "This parking is for veterans, lady. Learn to read and have some respect."

Landis Hayes posted the note to Facebook with her response. “I’m sorry that you can’t see my eight years of service in the United States Navy," she wrote. "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.” She ends the post, which has been shared more than 2,500 times, with a question for whoever left the note: "I served, did you?" WCNC reports Harris Teeter has apologized to Landis Hayes. And a local veterans group has spoken out against the note, according to WSOC. (Hundreds attended the funeral of a veteran with no family.)

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