If you have read any of my previous blogs, you probably know by now that I am fascinated by the way people think. I am strangely curious as to why they make some of the decisions that they do. And most of the time, it’s because THEIR strange decisions affect ME somehow.
Today’s example involves two 20 somethings, a puppy, and a grocery store.
I was at the grocery store the other day, and I saw a couple walk in with a puppy. Now, I am a dog lover, so obviously my first reaction was, “Awwwww….. look at the cute little puppy!”
But then my adult sensibilities kicked in, and I started thinking, “Hmmm…. I’m not 100% positive, but I doubt that dogs are allowed in grocery stores. (Unless they are a service animal)
Now, I realize that the puppy was not a vicious threat to anyone, and I am also pretty sure that the store has seen people walk through their doors with more germs than that dog could ever possess. But still, I can’t imagine how someone could think, “I know dogs probably aren’t allowed in the store, but MY puppy won’t hurt anyone, so it’s OK if I do it.”
Now at PetSmart, they have the right idea! Their store caters to pets and pet owners so they welcome pets in their stores (provided they are on a leash or caged).
But back to the grocery store…. I was watching the couple and their puppy, and I was thinking, “Should I tell an employee or something?” Or was this something that was none of my business?
But after about a minute, I saw an employee approach the couple and tell them that regardless of how cute their puppy was, he wasn’t allowed in the grocery store.
I can appreciate it if you are concerned about your pets, and I truly believe that they shouldn’t be left in vehicles on hot days. But even though they feel just like your children sometimes, you’ve got to realize that there are times when…. they need to stay home. They will be OK. Really!