“Sir, would you please clean after your dog?” said a woman to a man who came out with his dog and let the dog pee and poop and left without picking after his dog.
Mother of two was going on her usual walk in a gated community, and at times she saw feces on beautiful lush grass she wished her children could play. As it is the grass nowadays is covered with dogs’ pee and her children couldn’t pay anyway. “What a shame,” she thought. Animals are a priority and allowed to let their dogs soil everywhere. As a result, there is no safe place for children. There is a dog park in the neighborhood but people like to take their dogs for a walk instead of the dog park.
“Stop stalking me,” said the man.
“Sir, I have two kids and they can’t play if the place is dirty. I’m not stalking you. I’m just walking.”
“No, you were observing me if I would clean or not,” said the man whose voice was raised in anger.
The woman, on the other hand, talked politely because she thought after all her children had as much right, as the dogs, to play on the grass, and thought, “I wonder how people would react if children start doing the same thing as dogs.”
We talk too much about our health and creating a healthy environment. How can we have clean environment when dogs are allowed to pee and soil public places frequented by people.
After a while the man returned after taking the dog home and said to the woman, “There are no bags.” He was referring to the stands installed to provide bags to dog walkers so they could scoop up dog’s litter. But he picked up a bag that was lying on the road and cleared the area.
The woman went a little closer to the man and thanked him. But the man was still angry and said, “Get out of my space.”
At that time the man looked a four-year old boy who thought the woman didn’t allow him to get what he wanted, which was leave the place dirty.
What would you have done?