Ms. Financial Slacker just returned from walking our dogs. Recall, we have twin 10-month old yellow labs – Argon and Ares.
I’ll start by saying that the dogs are large, but not exceptionally so, weighing approximately 65 to 70 lbs. And while they are trained and well-behaved, they are still puppies, so they’re not perfect.
Ms. FS was about halfway through a 45-minute walk when she received a call on her cell phone. She is in the middle of working through an issue at work and needed to take the call.
She continued walking the dogs (who were on a leash walking calmly next to her) as she talked on the phone.
I should also say that she was walking on a path that runs along a park. There weren’t many people out.
She was approached by an older man walking his dog. And next thing, the old man barks at Ms. FS that she needs to get off the phone and take better care of her dogs.
Wow! Talk about nerve. I didn’t realize that talking on the phone while walking your dog was a crime. The dogs were under control, not bothering anyone, and nowhere near the old man.
I’m not sure why he felt the need to voice his criticism of her actions. My guess is that had she been a man, he would have left her alone. But for some reason, he was irritated and saw her as an easy target.
It’s disappointing when you observe poor behavior. Life is too short to spend your time in a foul mood.
It’s a beautiful day, the sun is shining. Why must you be so grouchy?