Rebecca Hayes was shopping one afternoon. It was hot, she had been running errands for hours, and there was a parking spot available right in front of the store! Perfect, she thought! A spot just for her. The only problem, according to one onlooker, was that Hayes had parked her vehicle in a spot meant only for veterans. Well, if you ask this random person who felt the need to leave a disgusting note on her car, apparently in North Carolina there is no such thing as “women veterans…”
She read the note (in all of its glorious, terrible handwriting) and felt that she needed to share it on social media. She didn’t assume that it was written by a guy, but the comment section is pretty sure it was a man due to the use of “lady” in a derogatory way. Unless we check the parking lot cameras, the world may never know who left the note.
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,
Her question was like a slap to the person who left this note. It is the same principal for diabled parking or spots on the train for pregnant women. You can’t always tell by someone’s physical appearance what they may have gone through or how much pain they are in right at that moment. Having compassion is simple. Taking the time to write a vicious note is hard. Just stop.
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