Waiting for the bus the morn and a woman walks up and begins waiting near me.
Enter another woman walking what looked to be two shih tzus or some other similar small dog. They pause near us as one of the dogs investigates something in the nearby grass.
The first woman turns, looks at me, looks at the other woman, looks at the dogs and says, "You better get your dogs out of my face or I'm going to kick them."
A flat statement of intent. I'm thinking maybe she knows the dog walker and is joking around.
"What?" asked the shocked dog walker. I guess not.
"Get your dogs out of my face or I'm going to kick them."
"Why would you do something like that?"
Evil stare from first woman.
Dog walker moves along with laser-beam eyes boring into her back and the backs of her cute little dogs. While generally not a fan of cute little dogs that can't defend themselves or protect me in my time of need, one of my best friends once had shih tzu named Scottie. They get a bye.
I'm forced to wonder, what is it that could inspire someone to such thoughts and threats so, so early in the morning? Everyone's entitled to a bad day now and then, but seriously? Kick a dog? Kick a shih tzu? At least threaten to do it to a dog that has a sporting chance against you like a rottie or a boxer or...I don't know, a mastiff?
What's the strangest thing you've heard lately during your morning commute?