SoFla Life Observation #2,543

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.






18 responses to “SoFla Life Observation #2,543”

  1. Cee Cee Avatar
    Cee Cee


  2. Restaurant Gal Avatar

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

  3. Rick Avatar

    Sounds about right.


  4. Kim Ayres Avatar

    Wonderful 🙂

  5. Restaurant Gal Avatar
    Restaurant Gal


    Kim–Wonderfully awful!

  6. Kim Ayres Avatar

    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… 🙂

  7. Ex-Restaurant Manager Avatar

    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!

  8. joeinvegas Avatar

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

  9. Shannon Avatar

    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!

  10. Patty Avatar

    Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year

  11. Restaurant Gal Avatar
    Restaurant Gal

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

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