10.23.2007

A Thing That Makes Me Go Hmmm...

I have never understood why people think it's okay to bring their dogs to places like The Home Depot and Lowe's. I think it's strange and unsanitary (even though I have yet to see one actually pee in the store). I mean, you don't bring your dog into Trader Joe's or Albertson's, so why to the hardware stores? It's not like the dog is there to pick out paint colors for her dog house or plants it wants to pee on in your yard. Is the dog going to install hardwood flooring in the owner's house or put up vinyl fencing? No, it's not. Do dogs enjoy going shopping at Lowe's as much as I do? I highly doubt it. I guess some little dogs look kind of cute riding around in the shopping cart, but why do people bring their big dogs in there on leashes? If the dog needs exercise, take it for a walk around the neighborhood or put it on a treadmill. And as if people bringing their dogs to hardware stores wasn't crazy enough, I found the guy who takes the cake...
Yesterday I was at Lowe's buying paint for the kitchen. I am standing around waiting for the lady to mix all my colors and I look over at the long lines for the register and see a man with a bird - a bird! - perched on his shoulder. What, does this guy think he's a pirate or something? What would he do if Polly decided to spread it's wings and fly away? So long, Tweety! That guy would be having to buy a new bird! Maybe he doesn't care or maybe the bird's wings are clipped or something, I don't know. All I know is that pets don't need to go shopping.

3 comments:

Jeannett Gibson said...

I totally agree! I especially get peeved that people who have little yappy dogs that they can carry around are somehow exempt from the rules of "no dogs" posted on the door. I don't know about by you, but here, its always stupid yorkies and chihuahuas that are breaking the rules...and none of the employees say anything...yet, if I were to walk in with both my 75 pound golden retrievers, I wouldn't make it past the front doors! It's obnoxious that people think they are somehow beyond the rules. No one loves your dog as much as you do...leave it at home!

Susan Slagle said...

I totally agree......I just don't get the stinking thinking either...

Christina said...

ha ha some places need to be pet free and I agree home depot or Lowes is not a place for them... haha