A few weeks ago we had a little fun adventure trekking up to Seattle to get married. It was easily one of the best weekends of my life. We spent a few days up there and the day after our wedding we were checking out some shops and walking around. We had Waffles, our golden retriever, with us. Yes, he went too. He really wanted to go.
After we ate lunch, we decided to go over to Volunteer park and walk around a bit. We discovered a pretty cool cemetery right next to the park, so we walked around to the entrance. Lake view cemetery, hmmm. Let’s check it out.
I’m not sure why we end up in cemeteries so often, I guess because it is kinda cool to read the tombstones and think about the lives of people from hundreds of years ago. We always walk around in a very respectful manner and Waffles, if you don’t know him, is the best behaved dog ever!!! I may be a little biased. Maybe,…a little bit,…not really. He really is the best!
Don’t get me started on how awesome my dog is,….but you could check out his Facebook page if you are doubting his awesomeness. (Waffles Bear) Really!! I’m not kidding,..
Anyway,… I digress, we were just walking along, the three of us, minding our own business, and I mean literally, Waffles was taking care of business and Keri was tending to his business, when this vagrant looking woman starts yelling and pointing at us.
She yells, WHY DON’T YOU TAKE YOUR DAMN DOG OUT OF HERE AND QUIT LETTING HIM SHIT ON PEOPLE’S GRAVES? THERE’S A SIGN POSTED, NO DOGS ALLOWED!!!
#1 He wasn’t doing that, (well he was pooping, but not on someone’s grave, we have more respect than that)
#2 Keri acknowledged her and quite calmly I might add. Keri said and I quote, Your opinion has be heard, thank you
#3 we, actually, did NOT see the sign
Then the butt-in-ski woman yells back at Keri, YEAH RIGHT!!! WHY DON’T YOU AND YOUR DAMN DOG LEAVE AND TAKE YOUR GIRLFRIEND WITH YOU!!!
Honestly, I am usually looking away and trying to be as small as possible when words start flying around, but this time, it was like a switch went off in me and I started walking towards her at a quick pace with my index finger waving in the air, Excuse me!!! Excuse me!!! I’ll have you know that SHE is my WIFE!!! And I don’t appreciate your,…rude,… comments!!!
It was way more bad ass in my mind,…
As I was approaching her, she was walking away and yelling back at me that she was going to call the cops. Keri got my attention, Angel! Angel! Let it go!
Whew!!! That pissed me off! She could have approached us in a reasonable manner and said politely, excuse me, maybe you didn’t see it, but there is a sign posted at the entrance indicating there are no dogs allowed.
We are reasonable people we would have thanked her and made our way to the exit!! But I don’t really think her intention was to create a solution or come to a resolution. Clearly, someone pissed in her Post Toasties and she was set on paying it forward!!!
It was a feather ruffling experience for sure and Keri and I were talking it out and attempting to calm each other down. We decided we weren’t going to let some random aggressive stranger ruin our wedding weekend and we agreed we would let it go. Although, it did feel pretty amazing to me, to step up and defend my wife. I keep wondering if it was some kind of spousal instinct that kicked in after the I do’s.
A little while later and after a bit of reflection Keri says, I just thought of the perfect response. I could have said, isn’t it almost 4o’clock, you’d better hurry up, I hear the shelters fill up quick! She claimed she was going to put that in her arsenal for future use. Curious about this arsenal of hers, I asked, What else you got in that arsenal of yours?
She turned and looked at me with the cutest little dead pan look ever and said, That’s it so far.
We had a pretty good laugh. That’s right!!! We are pretty tough! So just watch it!!! Don’t mess with us because we will lash back with our 1 weapon arsenal and tell you how much we don’t appreciate your disrespect!!!!
So look out!!!!