On a busy, hot day in a supermarket car park, North Carolina woman Rebecca Landis Hayes decided to take advantage of one of the spaces reserved especially for veterans.
Having spent eight years in the US Navy, she was entitled to use it but it was Rebecca's first time doing so.
When she came back to her car a few minutes later, she found this charming note on her windshield.
Rebecca wrote a response on Facebook in which she called the note writer out for assuming she wasn't a veteran - she believes it was because she is a woman.
Her post in full:
"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?"