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This woman was out of order wasn't she?

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NeedACleverNN Thu 04-Feb-16 20:06:08

My dh took the two children into town for some shopping whilst I stayed at home and had some me time.

During that time he saw a blind man with a guide dog. The guide dog took the man down an alleyway, which the public do use but not regularly, and had a poo. A woman walked by and went absolutely beserk at the man saying how disgusting it was and it shouldn't be allowed. The poor bloke was trying to say he was blind and therefore couldn't see it but she wasn't giving him chance to talk.

My dh cut her off and told her to leave him alone. If a dogs gotta go, a dogs gotta go and a blind man cannot reach about trying to find the waste.

The woman eventually huffed and stormed off but the poor bloke was still a bit shaken.

She was out of order wasn't she? I know it's not nice when there is dog poo everywhere but surely no one can expect a blind person to pick it up if they can't see it

TestingTestingWonTooFree Thu 04-Feb-16 20:08:32

She was out of order. I think normally service dogs are trained to poo in a particular place to allow for cleaning up, but maybe this was an emergency. It's a shame he didn't have some poo bags to allow her to help out.

CoffeeCoffeeAndLotsOfIt Thu 04-Feb-16 20:19:30

She was v out of order. Poor man.

AnchorDownDeepBreath Thu 04-Feb-16 20:19:41

She was totally out of order.

It's unusual for service dogs to defecate outside, they are highly trained to go in the same place at the same time so that it can be cleaned easily, but these things will happen sometimes.

It's a shame she didn't pick it up if it bothered her so much, rather than ranting at someone doing their best.

bornwithaplasticspoon Thu 04-Feb-16 20:21:21

She was definitely out of order. Maybe he should have had bags on him so he could have requested help but maybe he doesn't always know the dog is doing it.

Battleshiphips2 Thu 04-Feb-16 20:23:48

I always have poo bags on me I pulled one out of my bag at a wedding once so would have offered to help him out. Horrible woman! What a horrible thing for your dc to witness too!

bluebrushes Thu 04-Feb-16 20:38:01

What a heartless bitch. How awful for everyone involved.

AnyFucker Thu 04-Feb-16 20:40:07

I would have just picked the poo up for him and got on with my day

AlwaysHopeful1 Thu 04-Feb-16 20:42:01

Horrible woman, poor guy. She didn't even give him a chance to explain .

BrucieTheShark Thu 04-Feb-16 20:42:04

Guide dogs are allowed to poo wherever they like I believe, under the law. Well that's what I was told - we have an assistance dog but not a guide dog.

The woman was out of order AND completely wrong.

OutWithTheDogs Thu 04-Feb-16 20:43:35

Aren't guide dogs usually trained to go in a specific place?

There is a woman that uses an electric wheelchair where I live who has 5 or 6 little dogs who shit all over the place. I always think she would make a good MN thread. I switch between thinking good for her getting out and about with her lovely dogs and oh dear, there's a lot of shitting going on. confused

OutWithTheDogs Thu 04-Feb-16 20:44:39

Is it possible the shouty woman didn't realize it was a guide dog?

CrohnicallyAspie Thu 04-Feb-16 20:46:43

Not know it's a guide dog, with the jacket/harness and handle? Even my 3 year old knows that's a special doggy who is helping his owner!

VoldysGoneMouldy Thu 04-Feb-16 20:52:28

She was a twat.

Guide dogs are trained to normally go over drains. But obviously it doesn't always work out like that, and they are protected by law, as are owners.

Even if you're not educated in the law, you should be able to use some common sense that if a person is having assistance from a guide dog, they are in no position to pick up dog poo when out. I use a cane, which is fantastic, helps me no end, but it takes a huge amount of focus - using a dog is twice as tricky.

VoldysGoneMouldy Thu 04-Feb-16 21:00:23

As an aside, there is a massive underlying stigma against VI individuals. There's situations like this, there's guide dog owners / trainers / walkers regularly turned away by places and people, and then there's people with canes being treated as an inconvenience and hazard by small minded idiots. On top of people parking on top of pavements, people manage to demonstrate that they have no consideration for VIPs.

mumofthemonsters808 Thu 04-Feb-16 21:01:49

IT never ceases to amaze me how unreasonable people can be. I wonder if the woman would have behaved the same towards a six foot skin head, I doubt it. The blind man was a very easy target for her to vent her frustration, I would have been tempted to shout "What the fuck do you expect him to do ?".She would have been more productive cleaning the shit up instead of ranting.

SharkSkinThing Thu 04-Feb-16 21:16:47

I am literally rolling around on the floor laughing at outwiththedogs 'lot of shitting going on'.

Sorry. Still laughing!

Yes, she was totally out of order. grin

Neverpolishghillies Thu 04-Feb-16 21:18:47

What a stupid ignorant woman.

BlondeOnATreadmill Thu 04-Feb-16 21:20:09

She needs a slap.I'll do it.

Princesspond Thu 04-Feb-16 21:22:59

Ignorant woman - it's not like guide dogs are hard to spot! Well done to your husband for intervening.

BYOSnowman Thu 04-Feb-16 21:23:40

I recently saw a guide dog do a poo - his owner had enough sight to bag it up though. But what really impressed me was that the dog guided him over to the bin so he could throw it away. So clever

And yes - she was out of order

OttiliaVonBCup Thu 04-Feb-16 21:25:53

They are trained but they are still dogs not robots, things happen.

I do wonder if twatty woman would have had a go at big mean looking owner with a big mean looking dog.
Probably not.

potap123 Thu 04-Feb-16 21:37:51

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Canshopwillshop Thu 04-Feb-16 21:41:03

What a thoughtless cow! Words fail me at the lack of humanity shown by some people. Well done to your DH.

spanky2 Thu 04-Feb-16 21:46:30

I walk my puppy quickly in areas I don't want him to poo. It doesn't always work and he pooed right on someone's drive. I was getting the bag out to pick it up and this woman in a flat started yelling 'don't let it do it under my window!' I didn't understand as obviously he'd done it and I was cleaning it up. It's not nice and I get it. But in this case the dog went down an alleyway for a crap. Very impressive.

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