What I should have read BEFORE last night’s PETCO visit … AND, how it all really went down
“Visiting a pet store does not mean you have to act like an animal. Treat the pets and the employees with respect and dignity. If your behavior is loud and obnoxious, the pets and the employees will want you out of the store. Follow these steps to learn how to behave appropriately” – eHow.com, ‘How to Behave in a Pet Store’
“Visiting a pet store does not mean you have to act like an animal, but it helps if you use that mentality. Make sure to treat other animals and customers as if they could, at any given moment, attack. Speak firmly and with emphatic tones, stopping just short of 4-letter words, so they know your serious about not switching to IAMS. Follow these steps to ensure your trip is a productive one” – Carrie, “Oliver’s other end of the leash”
Rule 1: Refrain from yelling or talking loudly as this might frighten the pets. Behave in a calm and gentle manner… Flag down employees by using several hand gestures and a volume of speech similar to that of hailing a NYC cab.
Rule 2: Keep your fingers out of the cages or aquariums. The animals might bite you. You could also make the animals sick from germs or chemicals on your hands… How else are you supposed to touch those little kittens on adoption day?!
Rule 3: Observe the fish nicely. Tapping or knocking on the fish aquariums is a no-no…BUT, pressing your face up to the glass and puffing out your cheeks is the best method for finding Nemo. They won’t actually ask you to stop until the third time you do it anyways.
Rule 4: Ask for permission before giving anything to an animal. Feeding the pets is usually not allowed unless supervised by a store employee…So then those treat bowls at the check-out counter aren’t self-serve?! Oliver is just going take the treat and run, good luck “supervising.”
**This entire outing lasted 9 miuntes.