23.1.08

"All we are saying is....

...that she is very welcome to use the buses but not when she is on her lead."

"It's my culture and my choice. It isn't hurting anyone."
If my parents had caught me walking around like that - even at 19...heck, even today! - I'd have been in a whole world of hurt.

Well, they generally don't allow dogs on buses, so why should a human pet be given exception?

9 comments:

Butternugget said...

Ha! I read this last night and couldn't stop giggling.

I read it in The Sun and what was even funnier were the comments from the general public (The Sun lets you comment on stories like a blog).

Shannon said...

What would they do if her "owner" didn't hold the leash? Then it's just a funky pendant.

OrangeMoJoJo said...

"What would they do if her "owner" didn't hold the leash? Then it's just a funky pendant."

A funky pendant that could get caught in the doors of a bus, under a wheel, under someone's foot, around someone's neck, around someone else's pet's neck...she's far safer with her keeper holding her lea,erm,"pendant".

OrangeMoJoJo said...

"Ha! I read this last night and couldn't stop giggling."

The bus driver's reaction killed me!! I don't know if I'd have reacted a whole lot differently,....nah. I suspect I would have just rolled my eyes and went along my way. Unless I'd been working an extra long shift. Then I'd probably "accidentally" hit a bump as they walked up the aisle to their seats. Oops!

Rev Transit said...

They should leave her alone. It's her life and if she wants to wear a lead, that should be up to her. The safety issue is a pretext, of course.

"Pet" should get a job, though.

Mu said...

Consider one for Shannon - it might slow him down on the RanDoMs.

Shannon said...

"Consider one for Shannon - it might slow him down on the RanDoMs."

Nah, I'd just pull Jo along, tongue lolling out, panting. Heeeey...maybe this lead thing is a good idea afterall!

OrangeMoJoJo said...

"It's her life and if she wants to wear a lead, that should be up to her."

You're just sticking up for her because she was using public transportation.

It's interesting - she probably thinks I'm the one wearing a leash with my desk job. I don't care what she thinks, and I'm sure she doesn't care what I think.

I'm not going to be telling her she's living her life "wrong." She says she's happy, that's fine with me. I don't even think she's giving women a bad name - I've seen more male human pets than female...in fact I don't think I've ever seen a female pet before....Oh yeah. I have. Anyway, if she did come to me for a job, which she won't, no judge would find me guilty for not hiring her - especially if she showed up with her keeper and couldn't be separated from him during the interview.

I will bet she's not wearing a leash in 10 years. If she is, I'll give her $50 for new one.

OrangeMoJoJo said...

"Heeeey...maybe this lead thing is a good idea after all!"

It would be a good idea for me for when we go to the Apple Store.... Or that awesome consignment shop on Damen.... Or Portillos.... or Sports Authority... or any book store...