I just got back from a trip to a store that allows dogs. I often bring one of my dogs to that store because a) they're well behaved, b) they enjoy alone time with me, and c) the dogs really enjoy interacting with people who want to pet them. I always have my dog under control and walking directly at my side and they're never allowed to approach someone.
Today, an older man and his wife were in the same aisle and he said something snarky to his wife about me & my dog-just loud enough for me to hear. He wasn't the only one, another man did the same thing to his companion as they passed by me. I was pretty ticked off but I didn't say anything.
It just gets me that people are so freaking RUDE! DH said they probably wouldn't have said anything to a man-and I suspect he's right. I just feel like I should have said something, but I didn't want to get in a confrontation with a jackass. He's entitled to his opinion, but his rudeness was uncalled for. Then I got to thinking his comment was very misogynistic and I got even madder.
I'm so upset-it's a non-issue really, but I'm mad! I need to come up with a good snappy come back when I hear this stuff. I get it all the time with my job...a woman doing a 'man's job', but that seems different. I've got a thick skin, but when it's personal-that really gets me!