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When The Dog Is Smarter Than Their Owner

| MI, USA | Extra Stupid, Pets & Animals, Top, Wild & Unruly

(I am outside with a small, but very nervous and dog-aggressive dog. He is new to our kennel, so I am trying to spend some time with him to bond, so he will feel more comfortable with my coworkers and me. He has just let me pet him for the first time all day, which is a huge step forward. A client drives up the driveway and gets out of his car with his Labrador retriever. He begins to open the ‘Employees Only’ gate.)

Me: “Sorry, sir, but this area is employees only. Also, I’m working with a very nervous dog, which can be dangerous. I don’t want anything to happen to you, your dog, or this dog.”

Client: “My dog is really friendly. I’m sure they would get along just fine.”

(The client begins opening the latch to the gate.)

Me: “Sir, please don’t come in here.”

(The dog I am working with begins growling and assuming an aggressive stance toward the man’s Lab.)

Client: “My dog can hold his own against that little thing.”

Me: “Sorry, but I can’t risk you, myself, or either dog being injured. Please stay on the other side of the gate until I can get this one inside. I’ll help you as soon as I get back.”

Client: “I’m sure it will be fine. Just let them play!”

Me: “No. Even if this dog was extremely friendly, there’s at least a 90-pound difference between these two dogs, and I wouldn’t want your dog to accidentally step on this one. Stay right there. I’ll be back in just a minute.”

(The client opens the gate, and his dog pushes through and charges towards the small dog. I lift up the little dog, which is barking and snapping at the Lab, and trying to squirm out of my arms. He manages to scratch my face from my hairline to my jawline, barely missing my eye. Meanwhile, the Lab is jumping on me, scratching my legs and stomach hard.)

Me: “SIR. PLEASE GET YOUR DOG OUT OF HERE AND TAKE HIM TO THE OTHER SIDE OF THE FENCE!”

Client: “Fine, whatever.”

(He leashes his dog and moves him while I put the little dog back. He is obviously agitated, growling at me through his fenced in area. I get the owner of the kennel to talk to the client about his behavior.)

Owner: “My staff told me what happened here. Didn’t she tell you not to let your dog in?”

Client: “I told her my dog wouldn’t get hurt!”

Owner: “That isn’t the point! She was doing trust exercises with a nervous new dog! You just undid all of her work!”

Client: “No, I didn’t! He seemed fine!”

Me: *to owner* “The dog just growled at me and tried to bite me through the fence. He wasn’t doing that before.”

Owner: “Oh, my gosh, [My Name]. You’re bleeding everywhere.”

(I look down and see that the small dog has scratched my arms during the struggle, enough to make me bleed a little, and my legs are starting to bruise and bleed from the Lab jumping on me. However, my face is worse. I see a few drops of blood drop onto my shirt from my forehead.)

Owner: “I need to get my employee cleaned up. Please take your dog elsewhere. I don’t need any clients who refuse to listen to my employees, who are trained professionals. Please go board your dog elsewhere.”

Client: “She’s not bleeding that badly! God! I just wanted my dog to play with that dog! If your employee would give him a chance, they’d get along just fine!”

Owner: “Get your d*** dog out of here before I call the police and every kennel in town, telling them what you did.”

(After some arguing the client left with his dog. We never saw him again. The scratches on my arms, legs, and stomach weren’t too bad. However, I do have a small scar just below my hairline from the little dog.)

Wild & Unruly Themed Giveaway Roundup

Not Always Right | Roundups, Theme Of The Month, Wild & Unruly

Wild & Unruly Themed Giveaway Roundup! Here’s a final roundup of stories from last month’s themed giveaway!

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  2. Assault And Battery Included (2,043 thumbs up)
  3. Hey Mr DJ, Put My Record On (3,112 thumbs up)
  4. Should Have Stayed Clear Of The Bottle (2,955 thumbs up)
  5. Insulting Jitsu, And Then It Hits You (2,573 thumbs up)
  6. Animal-Hating, Manner-less And Bigoted, Oh My (2,211 thumbs up)
  7. They Need A Backup Sign (2,085 thumbs up)
  8. Running A Mile With Another Man’s Shoes (1,669 thumbs up)
  9. A Bit Light On Being Polite (1,932 thumbs up)
  10. Maid of Dishonor (1,904 thumbs up)

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Ready To Bust His Pipes

| Omaha, NE, USA | Bigotry, Home Improvement, Top, Wild & Unruly

(I’m a fairly petite, young looking woman, who grew up with three brothers, and a single father. I’m one of the better employees for plumbing help, because my dad made me learn.)

Me: “Welcome to [store]; what’s the project today?”

Customer: “My toilet leaks; I need one of your guys to help.”

Me: “Let’s head to plumbing. Where is the leak from?”

Customer: “I want one of the guys, and not some idiot girl.”

Me: “Okay, I’ll radio one of them.”

(A coworker responds, and I turn the customer over and go back to restocking. A few minutes later, the customer storms up.)

Customer: “This is the stupidest hardware store! Where’s your manager?”

Me: “Sir, I’m sorry; what’s the problem?”

Customer: “I want your manager!”

Me: “They’ll be in tomorrow morning.”

(The customer stomps out. The next day, I’m in plumbing. I am helping one of our regular contractors, when yesterday’s cranky customer returns.)

Customer: “I want your manager!”

(The cashier radio calls them, and the owner actually responds first.)

Owner: “What’s the problem?”

Customer: “You have idiots working here! They can’t help in plumbing!”

(The owner gestures to me.)

Owner: “Sir, she is one of our plumbing experts, and was on last night.”

Customer: “I know that no idiot girl can help!”

(The contractor walks up.)

Contractor: “Watch your mouth! She is the best help you can get without calling a professional!”

Customer: “NO! Girls should be cashiers, and flirt with customers!”

Owner: “Sir, you’ll have to leave.”

Customer: “You can’t make me!”

Me: “Sir. I have two police officer brothers, a correctional officer father, a jujitsu trainer brother, and my martial arts training. You are leaving. By your choice or by force.”

(For a few moments, the customer contemplates if it’s worth the fight, but ultimately decides against it.)

Contractor: “Man, you ruin all my fun by giving him a choice!”

Owner: “Don’t encourage her. She isn’t in the gym, so she can’t go dislocating elbows here.”

Contractor: “Now both of you are ruining my fun!” *leaves*