I lost it today at the Dollar Tree! EDIT: Read link, please.
Bring it on, my day and my life cannot get any worse than they are today. I had to do a few errands, I am in a lot of pain, (cancer and emotional), it is a cold, rainy day which makes me hurt even worse. This past week has been hell and I really hope this cancer takes me quick. I had to buy a cheap pair of tweezers to get some hair that is stuck in an old timey tub drain. I won't want to use those I use on my body in a drain. And for $1, I don't feel bad about throwing them away. I have a service dog, He is very noticeable, friendly and very well groomed. There are only four people with service dogs in my city that actually are out in the communities eyes, the balance are in nursing homes or home bound. It was early, the store was not busy, and I went down the aisle that had toothbrushes and tweezers (etc). Three black adults where buying toothbrushes for children's gift packages and I walked behind them with my service dog. One of the adults jumped and screamed and carried on like my dog was going to eat her for lunch. He never even looked her way, as he is trained to do. I picked up the tweezers at the other end of the same aisle and she was still carrying on about the dog and 'why do people allow dogs in stores, and she is so afraid he will bite her', she went on and on and on. I was so thoroughly disgusted that I stopped at the trio on my way down the aisle to the cash register. I stopped and asked if she was afraid of my dog? Another long tirade of ugly words so I asked her, "If I told you I was afraid of black people, would you consider me ignorant?" She was just about to slug me when my dog pulled me away, as he is trained to do. She was yelling how stupid I was, how ignorant I was, I was glad I was the only one in line and I had correct change. $1.10.
So, I am ready to take all the crap you can throw at me. Yes, she is stupid to think a service dog would have ever even noticed her, or anyone except ME. That is his job, he was trained for 18 months to deal with every situation that a disabled human can get into. Or, am I the ignorant one and should have kept my big mouth shut? I had already been to another store and someone was making a fuss over my dog, how beautiful he is, how much he looks like that famous dog. Again, I was in line at a checkout, I turned and asked if when she saw a person in a wheelchair, or with an prosthetic limb, did she marvel at how pretty they where, how much she would like to have one just like it? People are disabled, a lot of us military are disabled and this is a huge military town. I am used to wheelchairs, prosthetic limbs and service dogs. We even have a service miniature horse in town and nobody even notices them.
Ugh, I give up. I have no more shopping to do until late January. All food, holiday, mail and errands are done for the month of December. I put 1/2 tank of gas in my car and the last time I filled it was in September. I don't get out much because it is just so difficult for me, even with this service dog, to deal with everyday life. The cancer coming back again, well, I don't care. Ignorance is a disease that needs to be cured faster than cancer.