If you're one of those morons who wants to star in your own Jackass movie by jumping off your roof into a cup of water, I say go for it. As long as you don't hurt anyone else, I see it as positive for the rest of humanity.
But when you start doing things that hurt others, or the defenseless....especially the defenseless....then you have just found yourself a new mortal enemy. ME! Yesterday I came face-to-face with one of the latter.
K and I met my daughter and granddaughter for lunch, then we drove a couple of blocks to a mall that had an indoor kids playground. As we left and were walking across the parking lot, K heard a dog barking. She went to investigate and found this....
....a little tiny cha-hee-hee dog locked up in a black car, with a black interior, parked with the windshield facing west. The poor little thing was panting heavily. It was in the low 90's outside, but I'm sure it was 110, 120, maybe more inside. The window was cracked maybe 1 1/2", but BFD!
I felt like that comic strip character who gets all riled and turns green and starts going after bad guys. While the ladies stood watch over the little guy I went into the nearest store and instructed them to have mall security meet me outside immediately. In less-than-record time Paul Blart, Mall Cop arrived. It was apparent he had an IQ well short of triple digits.
He radioed mall HQ and they dicked around on their little walkie-talkies for a few minutes, then I said screw you, I'm calling for the REAL cops. Fortunately several of Plano's finest drove through about that time and I flagged them down. They requested animal control come immediately, took my name and number as the complainant, and we waited.
By this time it had been at least 20 minutes since we arrived....no telling how long the dog had been like that before we arrived....and I was fully prepared to grab the glass and rip it out of the car door if something didn't happen fast.
About that time a little preppy girl came out to the car, and I went off.
"Oh....I was only in there for a minute."
"A minute" my ass!
She got the dog out and K had some water ready. The little dude seemed most appreciative. I read her the Riot Act, told her she almost killed her dog, what a despicable person she was, etc....and the cops sat back and let me. *thanks cops :)*
After I spoke my mind the cops took her ID and were running it through all their databases, so we left. K said she hoped the girl had warrants against her and they hauled her in.
I do not apologize for my loud, belligerent attitude towards her. I would happily do it all over again. I hope you would have the cajones to step in, too, if you saw something similar.
And if you're one of those who has a dog (or any kind of pet) and aren't willing to properly care for it, why have it? Give it up to someone who will. Or face someone like me who will REALLY, REALLY make you want to give it up.
Black Mazda 2, 4-door....sorry excuse for a human being inside. Somewhere in the west Plano, TX area. Considered intellectually unarmed, but still very dangerous.