A woman insisted she was not an a**hole for recently taking her dog to the grocery store. She explained on Reddit’s Am I The A**hole (AITA) that she was out with her Yorkshire terrier named Peanut, and after visiting the park and Petsmart, she realized she needed to go to the grocery store.
His Name is Peanut
She explained that she did not want to leave Peanut in the car, so she put him on a leash and headed into the store with him.
The Trip Would Only Take 10 Minutes
The Woman justified her actions by saying she intended to be no more than 10 minutes as she needed fresh produce.
The shopping trip was interrupted by a man, who she pointed out was not an employee, who was very rude when he told her that pets were prohibited in the store. He pushed her to explain why she had a dog with her, but before she could respond, he started to yell at her that it was gross to have a dog in the produce section.
She Explained That it Was Too Hot To Leave Her Dog in the Car
She explained that it was a hot day and was worried about leaving Peanut in the car and apologized for her actions.
He then told her to “f*** off” and that she was a lazy pet owner before he stormed off. The original poster (OP) claims that the man made a scene that made her uncomfortable, so she just left. She was left asking herself if she was an a**hole as her dog did not cause a fuss and did not have an accident, so indeed it was ok, right?
It turns out that a lot of people did think she was an a**hole, with one store worker saying, “YTA, as someone who works in a grocery store, don’t bring your dog to a grocery store. Another Reddit reader agreed, saying “it’s both unhygienic and inconsiderate to anyone with dog allergies. Plus, it adds a potential liability to the store because it violates the health code.”
Woman Urged to Obey The Rules
Many people pointed out that she should think of others and not what she thinks is okay.
One person said, “Also if there’s a customer with a guide dog, the “regular pet” dog could irritate the f*** out of the working dog by barking/trying to get in touch with the guide dog.” Another person pointed out that the allergy thing is so important when they said, “My kid is severely allergic to dogs. People think I hate dogs. I don’t; I love them. Some people are just selfish”.
Many people conceded that they knew that selfishness was going to be an issue as soon as they started to read the post, saying, “Tbh, I didn’t have to read any further than “I am a proud owner of Peanut, my Yorkshire Terrier” to know OP was an AH. Tf does that mean?”
It is safe to say that there was little to no support for the poster, even from those who adore dogs. The simple fact is that if she knew that she did not want to leave the dog in her car, she should have taken it home.
We certainly think she will be leaving the dog at home next time.