SoFla Life Observation #2,543

Posted on Wednesday 14 November 2012

Overheard anywhere in the U.S. except SoFla:

A young man is in a checkout line behind a woman with a small dog quietly sitting in her grocery cart. The woman is behind me. I am paying for my purchases.

“Wow, they let you bring a dog in here?” he asks.

“Yeah, as long as he’s in the cart,” she replies, smiling.

“He’s really cute. Can I pet him?”

“Sure, he’s friendly.”

Same scenario yesterday in a SoFla Dollar Store:

“Wow, they let you bring that dog in here?” he asks.

No reply.

“He’s really cute. Can I pet him?”

“Yeah, if you give me a cigarette.”

“What? I just want to pet your dog.”

“And I said only if you give me a cigarette! No one pets my dog for free.”

“Oh yeah? Well then f— you, bitch!”

I have absolutely nothing intelligent to say about this except I wish I was making it up.

12 Comments for 'SoFla Life Observation #2,543'

    Cee Cee
    November 14, 2012 | 11:17 pm


    November 14, 2012 | 11:24 pm

    cee cee–I know. I can’t wait for the day I don’t call this area home.

    November 15, 2012 | 7:36 am

    Sounds about right.


    November 15, 2012 | 8:53 am

    Wonderful :)

    Restaurant Gal
    November 15, 2012 | 10:20 am


    Kim–Wonderfully awful!

    November 16, 2012 | 6:50 am

    Absolutely – it’s the kind of think you can’t overhear without thinking, “I have to tell someone about this” – and as you have a blog… :)

    November 16, 2012 | 8:49 pm

    Precisely why I spent only 2 years there. I think the tipping point was when I was cussed out (in Spanish) at the host stand by a Latino “lady”. She didn’t like that her rich, entitled behind would have to wait 2 hours on a Friday night without a reservation. But she was even more pissed that I didn’t speak Spanish. The Nerve of me!

    November 19, 2012 | 1:02 pm

    Um, you aren’t taking your guys shopping with you now, are you?

    December 28, 2012 | 1:28 pm

    Hey! Just checking in with you because there hasn’t been an update in too long! You ok? You’re thought about, and missed. Be well, and best wishes for a very Happy New Year!

    December 31, 2012 | 11:29 pm

    Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year

    Restaurant Gal
    January 1, 2013 | 10:31 am

    Shannon and Patty–A happy new year to you both! Thanks for hanging in with RG in between my infrequent posts.

    April 7, 2013 | 8:21 am


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