“I’m sorry,” Woman has perfect response to note left on her car for choice of parking spot

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CONCORD, N.C. – Finding a parking spot in a crowded lot can be difficult, but one woman says she was shocked when she found a note on her car for parking in one particular spot.

A Concord woman told WCNC that she parked in a parking spot for veterans when she visited the Coddle Creek Harris Teeter store.

When she returned from shopping, she found a note.

“This parking is for veterans, lady. Learn to read & have some respect,” it read.

Rebecca Landis Hayes decided to take to Facebook to apologize and respond to the anonymous writer.

“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 States 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 response read.

While she never heard from the person who wrote the note, Hayes told WCNC that she received an apology from the store.