The real victim here is the dog
The behaviors people consider to be rude can vary widely, but there are some pretty universal things that we can all agree on… like pick up your dog’s poop if you’re in a public area, don’t be mean to staff members, and don’t make an obscene amount of noise when around other people. One lady decided to break all the rules of common courtesy, so a certain guy decided that he was going to use her rude behavior against her, showing where her actions will get her.
A Little Accident
“While walking to my gate at LAX, I noticed a woman whose dog was in the middle of doing its business. The woman was loudly face-timing with her back to the dog, so I assumed she didn’t notice. That was likely the thought shared by the gentleman who tried to get her attention.
‘Excuse me, miss?’ he said, in a polite tone. The woman glared at him. ‘Your dog,’ he sheepishly continued, pointing to the mid-poop pup.”
“The woman rolled her eyes and went back to face time as the man slinked away, seemingly embarrassed. ‘Some people,’ she bellowed to her face-time companion with no hint of irony, ‘are just so damned rude.’
When her dog finished, the woman started walking away, leaving everything right on the airport floor. Another woman tried to stop her.
‘You’re not going to clean that up?’ she asked, as shocked as the rest of us were. ‘They have people for that,’ the offender replied, disappearing into the crowd, as much as someone yelling into their phone can disappear into a crowd.
I stood near the pile and warned people to walk around it while someone else got a maintenance worker’s attention. No one said anything – we were so shocked that anyone could be that horrible.”
Then fate intervened, and it proclaimed Steve to be the man that had to teach this woman a lesson.
“When I travel abroad, I get embarrassed by other Americans doing things one hundred times less embarrassing than leaving animal feces on the floor of an airport. To make it worse, her dog was now barking at everyone who walked by.
While her dog barked at the world, the woman had moved from face-timing with no headphones to listening to music with no headphones. I don’t like to throw around the word ‘sociopath’ but I don’t know how else I could explain just how selfish and terrible of a person she was. I’d bet her car was somewhere in long-term parking, parked across three spots with paint on the bumper from the child’s bike she hit without leaving a note.
I sat down right next to the horrible woman. ‘Are you going to London on business?’ I said.”
And this was how his vengeance took place…