There's a special kind of rage that befalls the human race when sat behind a steering wheel. A poisonous, bubbling, unstoppable rage that would make even mega-chilled Graham from The Jeremy Kyle Show cower under those backstage sofas.
This, right here, is a pretty perfect example of said rage.
When Rebecca Landis Hayes leaped out of her motor for a spot of shopping in Concord, North Carolina, little did she know that she'd return to find a spitting angry, aggressive and pretty misogynistic note on her window. Here's what she got:
Okay, we can see why someone would be annoyed at watching a lady obliviously drive into a space reserved exclusively for heroes that served their country in horrific and deadly warzones around the world. We can see why you'd want to step in and highlight the error of the driver's ways.
Only, we wouldn't be quite this nasty. And we sure as hell wouldn't want to be quite this nasty to a veteran who is well within her rights, as a former servicewoman, to use the space...
"I’m sorry that you can’t see my eight years of service in the United Sates Navy," Rebecca later wrote on her Facebook. "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?"
Moral of the story? Pick your battles wisely.