It was about 2am and I went to the AM/PM which is almost next door so I could get a giant cup of crushed ice. It’s so hot even later at night and regular ice cubes don’t satisfy like crushed ice So I’m getting the ice and walking up to pay and this woman walks in with a dog.
The Indian guy, the clerk, sees her and says “no dogs allowed in store.” She’s probably been waiting for someone to say that because she starts getting this tone in her voice like she’s an $80 an hour attorney or something, “YES THE DOG IS ALLOWED! THE DOG IS A SERVICE DOG! I HAVE THE RIGHT TO BRING THE DOG IN THE STORE!”
He barely knows any English and doesn’t know what a service dog is, but he doesn’t need the hassle so he doesn’t argue. So she’s standing there blocking the counter so I can’t pay and still arguing. I said , “Excuse me, can you let me pay?”
She says “No! I need to buy some gas!”
I said, “Oh sorry. I thought you were trying to have more drama about the dog.”
So she pays and while she’s walking out she says “Your mother taught you to be polite to women,” which is quite a presumption on her part, and not really borne out by the evidence. It’s making me question her legal know how. But I don’t say anything. I’m wondering why she needs the dog to walk forty feet from her car to pay, and why she didn’t just pay and go but clearly she is privileged. Even though there is no indication the dog is a service dog, she wants to make the point that she can do whatever she wants and that everyone standing in hearing range is required to listen, plus she is a woman so it’s doubly mandatory to listen to her teach the law at AM/PM in the middle of the night.
Anyway, I go outside and I am leaving and she starts yelling that I am an asshole I’m walking away and I look and she says, “YES! YOU! ASSHOLE!”
Remember, all I said was that I thought she was being dramatic and this clearly touched a nerve.
I just laughed and said I feel sorry for the dog. I asked if he was a drama support animal, and I just kept laughing. There were these skaters standing there and they didn’t know what had happened but they laughed, too. She didn’t say anything else and I rounded the corner by then.