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Category: Wild & Unruly

Someone Should Show Her The (Car) Door

| Sandusky, MI, USA | Bad Behavior, Criminal & Illegal, Family & Kids, Health & Body, Top, Wild & Unruly

(An old car has just driven up outside the store. Out of it comes a customer who looks like a party girl, with makeup and chewing gum. She enters the store.)

Customer: “I want some pretzels.”

Me: “Right, that’s $3 a bag.”

(The customer dumps the money on the counter and snatches the bag from my hand. I think nothing of it, but a few seconds later I hear her screaming. I go outside to see the customer screaming at a nerdy-looking girl that looks about 10.)

Customer: “You f******, ungrateful little b****!”

Girl: “Look, I’m s-sorry!”

Customer: “You f****** better be, you little cow! You f****** well damaged my car! There are cameras up there. You are in so much trouble!”

Me: “What’s happened?”

Customer: “This ugly b**** thinks she can open a car door without thinking that she can actually damage my $50,000 car!”

(I raise an eyebrow, as the car is clearly worth nowhere near that amount. The girl’s father comes up.)

Father: “What’s going on, [Girl]?”

Customer: “I’ll tell ya what happened! Your w**** of a daughter opened the door on my car, and there’s a f****** dent in it!”

(The father and I look over. The car door has landed in a dent, but given the standards of the car, I assume it was there already.)

Me: “Look, why don’t you come inside? I can call the police and they’ll look at the tapes.”

Girl: *to man* “Daddy, I’m scared.”

Customer: “You f****** well should be, you little b****! I hope you think about this every time you get in your precious daddy’s car! You’re lucky your daddy can actually pay for this! You think you’re so rich; you can do what you want!”

(I try to help the situation by asking the customer to take a step inside and talk to the manager. But then she looks at the father.)

Customer: “You gonna pay for it?”

Man: “I am.” *looks at girl* “[Girl], try and think before you open a door.”

Girl: “It was there already.”

Customer: “You know what, little cow? I really hope that when your daddy is in hospital from the heart attack he’s gonna get when he sees the bill, he dies from it!”

(The girl wails even louder, holding onto her father’s leg, as he begins to look pale. He puts an arm round the girl’s back, and some other customers outside the shop and inside are now looking. The customer can’t stand me trying to get her inside, and digs her nails in my cheek.)

Customer: “Don’t keep talking to me in that fancy cashier talk, lady. I can handle myself!”

(The girl’s crying is now really loud, so the customer goes over and pulls the girl from her father. The girl is reaching toward her father, and he begins trying to fight the customer to get her off. I call security in my radio. The customer is hitting the girl and knocking her glasses off.)

Customer: “You think you’re so important, don’t ya? Well you’re just a f****** loser! You ain’t gonna rely on mommy and daddy forever, kid. One day you gonna have to leave. Yeah, and you’ll die on the streets because you waste all Daddy’s money on attacking everything!”

(The security guards manage to get her off, and eventually the police arrive.)

Policeman: “Calm down, miss. We can handle this.”

Customer: “You f****** better do, because I got a party to go to.”

Policeman: “The way you’re acting, miss, the only place you’re going is the station.”

Customer: *laughing* “Come on! Takes more than a rich kid to get against me!”

Me: “What about those cameras that you were arguing about?”

(The customer is silent. The police take her away. The man and girl give statements, the man comforting his daughter throughout, and then police look at the car and exchange insurance. Soon after, the girl and her father come in to the garage and buy some fizzy drinks.)

Father: “I remember you from that night.”

Me: “Did you have to pay insurance?”

Father: “No. It wasn’t just because she was attacking my daughter. It was because security showed the dent had been there earlier. And what made my daughter cry more actually, was the fact I HAVE had a heart attack. She was only nine and didn’t understand. She has a mental disability, so can’t understand many things and has to go to a special school. She already was having therapy because she’s scared of the outside world, and this was our first time going to a restaurant in ages.”

Me: “Oh, my God; I am so sorry!”

Father: “It’s okay. I really think she can get over it.”

(It’s been around two years since and they come into the store often. She is a lovely, happy young woman, and has gotten over what happened to her. I’m just happy for her that she has coped so well.)

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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