Thursday, September 20, 2007

I left out this morning fully prepared to write about the Today show's lead fluff story about OJ's new blonde girlfriend, when something else happened to throw off my day. As I was leaving my friend's aparment trying to walk outside, there was a nice couple with a little dog that looked like this. Now I am 95% sure that they don't allow pets in this building, but far be it from me to break the code of the streets and snitch on anyone. So I when I see this couple and their mini-Cujo at the bottom of the stairs, I motion for them to come on up the stairs, and in return they said no YOU come up the stairs, and since this could have gone on all damn morning, I just started walking down the stairs. I don't even get halfway down this 12 stair flight of steps, before they just walk themselves and Benji right on up the stairs. Now I was a bit verklempt, but I kept it moving and I tried to move to the right side of the staircase so I wouldn't step on the dog. Well clearly the woman who was controlling the leash couldn't hold the dog back, because the dog began to run all willy-nilly up the stairs, and despite my attempts to evade it, I stepped right on the dogs toes(or paws), and I believe I may have gotten a bit of its face. The dog yelped a bit, and I was knocked off balance and I stumbled down the remaining 4 stairs. Were it not for my amazing athleticism and boundless balance, I would have fallen directly on my ass; however, I was able to stay on my feet, but I banged my back against somebody's door at the bottom of the stairs. I looked back up at the couple, and they made NO attempts to see if I was ok, they were just holding and caressing their precious dog, who was clearly alright, because he was licking their hands and face. When I opened the door to leave the building, they all looked back at me with angry looks, as if I had done something wrong. The dog was no bigger than a computer speaker, and you're telling me you can't yank that leash(that sounds naughty) enough to keep that dog in check? And then, I can't get a, "are you alright?".."oh god I'm so sorry?", you just stare at me, as if I'm taking your dog to Mr. Vick's house? That's unacceptable. But, in my neverending quest to take the high road less traveled, I ask them was the dog ok, and they said yes. I fully expect them to press charges for cruel and unusual punishment.

Black Dog - Led Zeppelin

7 comments:

LittleTortilla stays in DC said...

"How Rude"-Michelle Tanner

hadassah444 said...

the beauty of this piece..
despite their inconsideration you were still cool about it. Good stuff Rashad!!

LOL @ "amazing athleticism and boundless balance"....

Sha said...

if u would've fallen on your ass u would've been alright. A+!

maxwellsmusze said...

The dog was no bigger than a computer speaker, and you're telling me you can't yank that leash...

Rashad, no "hey buddy" for the little dog?

Maryam Sharron said...

That is hysterical

Miss Black River said...

You's a real fool Rashad!! That made my night.

Wynter said...

Stinking hillarious