This has a bit of pet peeve and cultural relevance, but I’m posting it here…
Both my wife and my secretary are angry at me and think I’m an idiot. No, its nothing like that!
This morning, as I walked my wimpy dog, on a leash, through our lane, this woman’s three un-leased and uncollered dogs attacked my dog. I kicked her dogs (they’re lucky its only September and I was only wearing sandals instead of my boots, which don’t get worn until late October). Then, I complained to her that this has happened before, on more than one occassion, and on one occassion, her dog/s bit my son when he was walking our dog, again, with a leash.
The woman apologized, but in my state of anger I told her I didn’t give a shit about her apology and that I wanted her to leash her goddamned dogs.
She got huffy with me and that drove me nuts… I went to her store to argue with her and her husband. She starts telling me that she wants to explain her “doali” (reasons). I told her that there is NO reason for having three unleashed dogs in the lane, especially when the dogs are obviously vicious.
She complained that I kicked her dogs and I told her that her dogs are fortunate that I didn’t kill them, seeing as this was not an isolated incident. I then asked her if it was indeed possible that she was as stupid as she appeared to be. I asked her husband for his opinion, but he just looked at me with a stupid smile. I asked him, “if I hit you, you’ll hit me back, right?” Of course I kicked her dogs… they were attacking my dog.
Anyway, I just get furious in situations such as this where the person whom, IMO, has nothing to say to me except that he/she is sorry, wants to argue his/her “reasons”.
After I related this incident to my wife, and later to my secretary… they both opined I was wrong to get so upset.
I love living in Taiwan… but this type of confrontation drives me absolutely nuts. Somebody does something which is completely indefensible, yet I am wrong to get angry when they attempt to defend their actions.
So now I’m in the doghouse.
Fuck it, I’m going back to the States and buying a male American Pit Bull Terrier and bringing it back here. Then, I’m going to walk him, with a chain leash… and any unleashed dog that wants to start trouble with my leashed pit bull will be eaten … one like this: