How is your weekend going? Anything interesting happen today?
I needed to go to Wallyworld to restock the mini pantry and get a few odds and ends for myself. I hate going to Wallyworld. I hate how it’s laid out. I hate the lack of space to wait in lines. I hate the Walton family and everything they represent. But sometimes I still end up shopping there for whatever reasons.
It was a remarkably dull visit until I went to check out and then I kept hearing a dog bark. The cashier says to me “I guess it’s a service dog” but those don’t typically bark like an overexcited dog in a store.
As I was leaving, I got to watch a full-on adult meltdown by a lady with a golden retriever/poodle mix in the self checkout when the manager told her dogs weren’t allowed and she needed to leave. She was arguing it was a service dog.
Friends, this was not a service dog. This was a happy large doggo wagging its tail and barking at people. No vest, no harness, basic collar and leash. It might be an emotional support dog, but really it looked like a pet. I have a family member with a seeing eye dog, and I get annoyed at how people will order vests or shit on the internet so they can scream that their pet is a service dog or an emotional support dog just so they can keep their dogs with them. Not only does that undermine how people need actual emotional support animals, but also I swear to fucking god it’s always such ill-behaved dogs that people do this with.
Anyways I didn’t see how this ended, but I did notice all the front end people watching with 1 eye while they did the rest of their work. Also kudos to the manager for their calm and chill energy during all this.