Wednesday, January 16, 2008

The Tattletale

I’m normally a mind my own business kind of person, unless something directly affects me, but not today. I told on someone today. Yes, I tattled.

We were at HEB and there was a lady in the store with a dog in her basket. It was a small to medium sized dog, sitting in the basket of her cart. The dog was minding his own business and not hurting anyone, but I must admit, I was very annoyed with the situation. Come on, everyone knows you can’t take animals into a grocery store. I thought it was pretty bold of the woman.

To be honest, I just couldn’t let it go so as we started to check out, I asked the cashier what their animal policy was and was told it was absolutely “no dogs”. I proceeded to tell her about the dog and she went semi-ballistic saying the health department could close them down for letting a dog inside the store. A woman checking out next to us turned around and said she had seen her, too and was just as appalled as I was over it.

Then, the lady with the dog walked up in line directly behind us. Luckily, I had already paid so we were walking off. Turns out we were parked right beside her in the parking lot, too. As we were unloading our groceries, she walked up and made a joke about them being kicked out of HEB. I admit, I felt a little bad, but then I kept thinking about how much Abby and Jaxon would love going out to the grocery store with me, but I’m a rule follower, unlike some people. I got into the car feeling a tiny bit of guilt, but continued to argue my point with Les, who had been ducking and embarrassed from my actions inside the store.

When we got home he told the kids and they unleashed on me for tattling “on the poor puppy who wasn’t hurting anybody”. I suppose I’m just a big tattletale, but what would you do? I hate it when people think rules don’t apply to them!

5 comments:

Lauren said...

you are a big tattletale mom. how mean! that poor woman wasn't hurting anyone!!

tangled in ribbons said...

well... the dog wasn't hurting anybody but the lady was pretty bold to take a dog into a "grocery store". come on, that is pretty rediculous! i'm with u Carri. Gizmo would love to come with me but I would NEVER do that. Plus, people have serious allergy's and stuff. How inconciderate. I would have causually mentioned it to the cashier and acted shocked when they kicked her out! hehe. guess I'm a big meanie too! :)

Carri said...

Thanks, Jenn! I'm no rule nazi but come on.........

Darla said...

now that's funny...you, a rule follower! HA! Leave the dog lady alone you meanie!

Carri said...

Darla,
I bet you take your two dogs with you to the grocery store, don't ya!! Ha!