I realize that it’s no longer considered acceptable to leave your dog in the car while you run in a store. I have to admit though I used to do this when I had a dog. (R.I.P. John Wayne) Wayne enjoyed riding in the car and didn’t seem to mind waiting ten minutes for me to run an errand. Of course I never did this on a hot day, or a cold day, and I always cracked the windows for him.
These days no matter how short your trip into the store or how nice a day it is though people freak out about a dog in a car. These are the same people who correct spelling and grammar mistakes on the internet. They aren’t out to actually solve any problems, they just want to feel morally or intellectually superior.
Nosey fussy people are one thing, but what if the dog doesn’t like it? The dog in this video has apparently had enough of waiting on his owner to return to the car. He has decided to take matters into his own paws. Laying on the horn while waiting on someone in the store is a tried and true method used by cranky grandfathers and dads the world round. It’s that not so subtle way of telling someone inside a business that you want to leave. I mean dads and grandads want you to know they are annoyed, but they also don’t want to be bothered to walk inside.
If dogs have learned to honk horns then it’s only a matter of time before they start opening doors and then the subjugation of the human race can truly begin.
Am I a bad person for leaving my dog in the car for ten minutes? Let me know in the comments because I promise a mean comment will totally change my behavior.