Unfiltered Story #95696

, | Unfiltered | September 25, 2017

(It is the 4th of July weekend, and the SPCA in our town is running an adoption special. All adult dogs are $17.76 to adopt in honor of the holiday. I volunteer at this shelter and my boyfriend and I have come to visit the dogs frequently. We’ve finally found one we love and fits with us and we’re signing the adoption papers. This conversation happens with another member of the public at the front desk.)
Shelter staff: “There you go (my name)! I’m so happy you guys finally found a dog you love, and for a great price!”
Me: “Yeah, Brandy is a great dog and we can use the money we’re saving on her adoption fee to buy more stuff to spoil her with!”
Teenage girl standing in lobby looking at the cats hanging out in a cage there: “how much are dogs this weekend?”
Shelter staff: “they’re only $17.76 to adopt adult dogs! Did you wanna look at one?”
Teen girl: “I don’t get it, why is it $17.76, is there tax or something?”
Me: “No…it’s Independence Day. $17.76 like the year? 1776? Declaration of Independence?”
Teen girl: “oh! Like that Nicolas Cage movie!”
(Slightly stunned silence from all of us. She grins and walks off to join her family.)
Shelter staff: “I literally don’t even know what to say to that girl. Enjoy the new fur friend, (my name).”