Ya know what really grinds my gears? People who go out of their way to be rude. Like above and beyond. I work with people everyday, and I swear some do it for no reason. It’s like they get off on the pure action of yelling at other people.
For example today I was taking my dog, Diva, for a walk. I always bring bags and pick up her poop like a good girl. So today we went a different route, she did her business and I picked it up. There was a garbage can on the side of the road and even though I know you shouldn’t throw your garbage away in someone else’s, I figured it was getting picked up anyway so what’s the harm. There was this lady sitting in her car watching me across the street a couple houses down. She watched me pick it up and throw it away. She waited until I was halfway down the block to yell “MA’AM!!! Excuse me MA’AM! You can’t throw your dog’s waste in there.”
Okay she’s right, not a big deal. I said “Oh okay sorry,” and went back to get my bag. The end of it right?
Wrong. She goes on yelling at me like I personally attacked her.
“MA'AM YOU CAN’T DO THAT!!!! YOU KNOW, YOU’RE SUPPOSED TO TAKE THAT TO YOUR OWN HOME AND DISPOSE OF IT THERE. THAT GARBAGE CAN HAS BEEN SITTING THERE FOR THREE WEEKS NOW AND THEY AREN’T PICKING IT UP!! YOU CAN’T JUST DO THAT.”
Again, okay. I said sorry, I got the bag. How am I supposed to know that garbage can has been sitting there for weeks? I’m just walking my dog. So I said “Sorry, I didn’t know that.” And preceded on my way. She was still yelling nonsense as I walked away.
Now why? If she was trying to be a good Samaritan I could see that, but the way she approached it was not. There was no reason to keep going. It’s not like I left the shit there in the yard. Plus it wasn’t even her property. If she has a problem with that garbage not being picked up she should talk to her neighbor about it, not me. AND she was waiting for me to do it. She was sitting in her car watching me the whole time. She could have said something as I was throwing it away politely, but she chose to wait until I was halfway down the block to say- scratch that- YELL something.
I wanted to tell her to mind her own business and I’ll do whatever I want with my dog’s shit. But I didn’t. I walked away because I knew that would be rude.
So thanks MA'AM, for ruining my peaceful afternoon. You spoiled our walk. I hope you got your fix, and don’t take your anger out on other people today.
I hope there isn’t a next time that I need vent about this,