July 05, 2008

What the??

So I take Fergus for a walk and we stop at a few garage sales, sniff some bushes and cross the street to go home. As we pass by a corner store (with thoughts of buying a Mr.Freezy) Fergus stops to take a poop. Normally I try and steer him towards a private spot on the grass but when he has to go... he has to go. So, fine. I wait. I watch. I pick up his poo in my biodagradable poo bag and drop it in the garbage can in front of the store.

Suddenly a woman runs out of the store and starts muttering to herself in an Asian language that I'm not familiar with. I smile and walk away thinking she's talking to herself or talking to someone in the store.

Then she points and me and starts YELLING in an Asian language I'm not familiar with and for obvious reasons I had no idea what she was talking about so I politely smile again and keep walking.

Then she starts HOLLERING at me in an Asian language I'm not familiar with as I walk away. For TWO WHOLE BLOCKS she just keeps yelling and yelling. I still have no idea what she was saying ... so I keep walking.

Finally she yells in English "Hey! Crazy Lady! How dare you put your shit in my garbage!" Why didn't she say that in the first place?? Unsure of what to do next, I quickly turned the corner and ran home.

I thought garbage cans were for garbage?

12 comments:

Janey said...

This made me laugh so much - she sounds like the crazy one!!! :)

Him said...

Well, we can all tell who the "crazy lady" was -- and it's not you!

Maria Rose said...

Well, that is just a crappy situation.

Lesli said...

you know people who dont love doggies just dont get it, do they? thats why they are the crazy ones

Anonymous said...

I must admit I have some sympathy for the lady - dog poo is pretty nasty stuff, especially if it's not a dog you love......

Sam said...

How odd!

Anonymous said...

toilet train fergus, i guess it's the only peaceful option.

Krista said...

Sarah...that is just too freaking funny. I burst out laughing so hard...needless to say I got a few funny looks; I am at work after all & should be working not reading your blog :)hehe!

Anonymous said...

I don't think it's odd. It's probably a cultural thing. Not everybody reveres dogs the way we do.

Aimee Dars said...

"Him" is so right about who is crazy in this scenario!

fede said...

http://periodici.repubblica.it/d/
pag 66-67
i know about you there.
nice to meet you.

Anonymous said...

"Not everybody reveres dogs the way we do"??? What does that have to do with anything? The dog poop was in a BAG which was then put into the GARBAGE. The store owner won't have to look at it or touch it or anything when she ties up the garbage bag. Not to mention the fact that by the time she ties up the garbage bag, the dog poop bag will be covered with other garbage anyway. I don't think it's a "cultural thing" at all, that lady was just crazy.