Woman gives fierce response to sexist note claiming she's not a veteran

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Female Veteran Responds To Scathing Note Left On Her Car

What was meant to be a scathing note in support of the troops left on a windshield ended up just being a sexist and incorrect rant.

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Anyone who has ever struggled to find an open parking space on a hot day can understand the frustration and temptation to grab a specialized spot. Especially if you need to run in for just a minute. But when Rebecca Landis Hayes decided to park in the veterans only parking spot at Coddle Creek Harris Teeter in Concord, North Carolina, on Monday, she was fully entitled to do so because she served in the United States Navy for eight years.

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Jiffy Helton Sarver, of Monroe, Ga., places flowers at the grave of her son, 1st Lt. Joseph Helton, Jr., who was killed while serving in Iraq in 2009, at Georgia National Cemetery on Veterans Day, Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015, in Canton, Ga. "This was his favorite time of day," said Sarver. "He loved sunrises." (AP Photo/David Goldman)
ARLINGTON, VA - NOVEMBER 11: U.S. President Barack Obama participates in a full honor wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery to commemorate Veterans Day November 11, 2015 in Arlington, Virginia. The tomb contains the remains of an unidentified soldier from World War I and crypts of unknowns from World War II, Korea and Vietnam are set next to the tomb. In 1998 DNA testing was able to identify the remains in the Vietnam soldier's crypt, which now remains empty. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
ARLINGTON, VA - NOVEMBER 11: U.S. President Barack Obama participates in a full honor wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery to commemorate Veterans Day November 11, 2015 in Arlington, Virginia. The tomb contains the remains of an unidentified soldier from World War I and crypts of unknowns from World War II, Korea and Vietnam are set next to the tomb. In 1998 DNA testing was able to identify the remains in the Vietnam soldier's crypt, which now remains empty. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
ARLINGTON, VA - NOVEMBER 11: U.S. President Barack Obama participates in a full honor wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery to commemorate Veterans Day November 11, 2015 in Arlington, Virginia. The tomb contains the remains of an unidentified soldier from World War I and crypts of unknowns from World War II, Korea and Vietnam are set next to the tomb. In 1998 DNA testing was able to identify the remains in the Vietnam soldier's crypt, which now remains empty. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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Jiffy Helton Sarver, of Monroe, Ga., visits the grave of her son, 1st Lt. Joseph Helton, Jr., who was killed while serving in Iraq in 2009, at Georgia National Cemetery on Veterans Day, Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015, in Canton, Ga. "His smile and his soft brown eyes," said Sarver of what she remembered most about her son. "He always tried to do better today than he did yesterday and helping someone else do the same." (AP Photo/David Goldman)
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ARLINGTON, VA - NOVEMBER 11: U.S. military honor guard members participate in a full honor wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery to commemorate Veterans Day November 11, 2015 in Arlington, Virginia. The tomb contains the remains of an unidentified soldier from World War I and crypts of unknowns from World War II, Korea and Vietnam are set next to the tomb. In 1998 DNA testing was able to identify the remains in the Vietnam soldier's crypt, which now remains empty. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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U.S. veteran Michael S. Napsey, center, places a U.S. national flag in front of the 8th Army War Memorial during the Veterans Day Ceremony at Yongsan Main Post in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
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A member of the Girl Scouts Overseas Korea, left, salutes with U.S. and South Korean soldiers during the Veterans Day Ceremony in front of the 8th Army War Memorial at Yongsan Main Post in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 11: A U.S. veteran reaches out to touch a photograph of a soldier while attending a Veterans Day ceremony at the National World War II Memorial November 11, 2015 in Washington, DC. Originally established as Armistice Day in 1919, the holiday was renamed Veterans Day in 1954 by President Dwight Eisenhower and honors those who have served in the U.S. military. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 11: A young girl dressed in an Uncle Sam outfit attends a Veterans Day ceremony at the National World War II Memorial November 11, 2015 in Washington, DC. Originally established as Armistice Day in 1919, the holiday was renamed Veterans Day in 1954 by President Dwight Eisenhower and honors those who have served in the U.S. military. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
Fresh footsteps in the morning dew from a mother visiting her son's grave are seen in the grass as tombstones stand in the background on Veterans Day at Georgia National Cemetery, Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015, in Canton, Ga. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
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Anna Dunlap walks past tombstones after visiting the grave of her father and Vietnam veteran, Sgt. Forrest Jackson Dunlap Jr., on Veterans Day at Georgia National Cemetery Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015, in Canton, Ga. "I always did something for him on Veterans Day whether it was taking him out or getting him a card," said Dunlap who lost her father to cancer in May. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
US Senator Lisa Murkowski (L), R-Alaska, talks with Former US Senator Bob Dole (R) after laying a wreath at the World War II Memorial on Veteran's Day in Washington, DC, November 11, 2015. AFP PHOTO / JIM WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 11: U.S. veterans walk to a wreath laying ceremony while attending a Veterans Day ceremony at the National World War II Memorial November 11, 2015 in Washington, DC. Originally established as Armistice Day in 1919, the holiday was renamed Veterans Day in 1954 by President Dwight Eisenhower and honors those who have served in the U.S. military. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
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However, when Hayes returned to her vehicle after leaving the store, she found a note on her windshield, shaming her for parking in the dedicated spot.

"This parking is for Veterans, lady. Learn to read and have some respect," the note read.

So Hayes posted a photo of the note to Facebook, and wrote a response to the person who left it on her windshield.

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?

Hayes has received an outpouring of support on her Facebook post, which has since been shared over 1,500 times at the time of writing.

According to WCNC, Harris Teeter also reached out to Hayes an apologized that this happened at its store.

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