A bit of background
OP confronted the woman for bringing her dog into the restaurant, despite a clear sign that warned against bringing pets inside
Another customer seemed fond of the dog, which gave her the leverage to argue that her dog was welcome inside the restaurant
Here’s how the Reddit community reacted to the story:
“Just because they do not mind dog hair all over their food doesn't mean the rest of us should have to eat it.“
“Pets aren’t service dogs and people like this make it harder for those with actual service dogs.“
“She shouldn’t have brought in the dog and it is gross, but you yelling at her to ‘get the fuck out’ didn’t really help.”
“A worker should have told her to take her dog out and the person who came in and petted it is not helping at all.”
“NTA If you didn't call out her bullshit, then nobody would have.”
“Bringing a dog into a no pets restaurant is pretty rude, but not the end of the world.“
“YTA. If it bothered you that much, raise the issue with staff.”
“If the dog is bothering you, report it to the manager of the restaurant. That's their job. It's not yours.“
Redditors agreed there were a myriad of reasons why pets shouldn’t be allowed into restaurants: dog hair could contaminate the food, people had allergies, and most importantly, the sign clearly said no pets!
We can’t deny their magnetic cuteness, but when in sensitive locations such as these, separation is vital. Dog hair travels, and golden retrievers are particularly hairy—OP was doing everyone a favor.
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