Tuesday, August 15, 2006
It was a nice way to start the day.I stopped at Starbucks this morning on my way out to Tri Valley to get my usual decaf iced latte. On my way in, many people stopped to say something to me. (For some reason, people think it socially acceptable to chat with pregnant ladies more than non-pregnant ladies, so I'm getting used to people stopping me and talking.) So when the guy behind me in the line started talking to me, I didn't think much of it.
"Excuse me, do you work at the East Bay SPCA?"
"Yes," I said, wondering how we knew and then realizing my shirt had our logo on it.
"Oh, I just dropped my dog off there."
I think to myself...'Great. Another jerk dumping his dog.' But then he says...
"I just left her at the Spay Neuter Center."
Doh! I jumped to a horrible conclusion when he was doing something so great.
"How great!" I say, "what is your dog's name? I'll check on her when I get over there."
While he mentioned her name, he offers to pay for my drink and croissant. I politely decline saying something about how he has already spent money with "us" today. Then he says,
"Nope, it was free. She is a pit bull mix. I'm unemployed so it was really helpful to me."
"Wonderful," I say, "I love our Pit Fix program."
"Yes, lots of people wouldn't get it done without that program."
We chatted a bit more until my drink arrived and I headed off to work.
It was a nice way to start the day.