Future Sociopaths of America

I was recently at the pet store with the dog, when I felt a tug on the leash and realized she was trying to run away from something. Her tail was tucked between her legs, her little feet were scrambling for purchase on the slick floor, her belly was as low to the ground as I’ve ever seen it, and her eyes were as wide as saucers. She was terrified.

Meanwhile a boy, about 12 or 13 years old, was standing nearby doing that horrible loud fake-sounding laugh that boys that age do. I asked him what happened. “Oh, I made a growling noise like this,” he says—and at this he makes this really scary low growling noise, sending the dog back into a panic again. “HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA!”

“You think that’s funny?” I said. “Scaring a little dog?” I was a little mad and so I probably sounded a little mean, but it's not like I smacked the kid or anything. Which, by the way, he totally deserved.

At this point two men came over and demanded to know what I was saying to their little bully. When I explained one of the guys said "OK, but he’s just a kid." And the tone in his voice suggested that I was the one with the problem. At this point I really should have walked away.

“Yeah,” I said, “But it’s a sign of something, you know?”

“A sign of what?” he said.

“Sociopathy?” I suggested.

“Are you saying he’s a sociopath?” (The guy is yelling now.)

“Well no,” I said. “Not yet.”


Anonymous said...

Kind of scary, G....
The parent might be a sociopath too...
I'm going to try to get in verbal contact with you....
P.S. MCAS is over today,,,, Yahoooooooo

Gienna said...

I know, I actually got a little scared toward the end of the conversation. Sometimes my mouth works faster than my brain.

Call me this weekend. I haven't been ignoring you and I do want to know how the big move was.


Tisha from Texas said...

You are my new HERO! Or is it HEROINE? Anyway, good for you. Instead of making excuses for the monsters, parents should take a long look at their offspring's behavior.
Hope you didn't purchase anything that can be traced back to your address, though. Think 'the apple doesn't fall far from the tree' kind of paranoia.
Just a thought/panic.

Anonymous said...

Stop treating your dumb dog like a person and treat people like people. No one deserves to be judged like that. Your a retard. Wouldn't be surprised if your a sociopath. There are always two sides to a story and you can sugarcoat yours as much as you want, psycho.