Monday, March 30, 2009

3/31 people story

We meet a LOT of people. To date, there are a few stories that stand out, ones we've told over and over to our friends. I've read Jacks draw a lot of laughs, but the true surprise is how much we laugh at the way people interact with ours.

so, stories will follow... not all about Ki'ipu, but more about how people respond to him. It's a good look at what kind of people we live side by side with but wouldn't interact with otherwise.

On the first warm day of late winter, we brought a relatively untrained Ki'ipu, still only about 9 weeks old, down to Newbury Street. We figured it'd be good to socialize him to crowds, especially living in the city. On our walk he drew a lot of "aw"s. Almost everyone we passed wanted the people they were with to "look at the puppy." A lot of people would ask to pet him, which is exactly why we brought him down there.

One trendy teenage girl took it a step further, she wanted a picture. I thought that was a little weird, but agreed to let her snap a photo. She immediately set down her starbucks coffee next to Ki'ipu and began fumbling with her cellphone camera. Now how do you think the Ki'ipster responded to that? He did what any curious puppy would do, he went right after the coffee. My wife was crouched down trying to keep a grip on the scrambling puppy. The girl asked, "can you keep him still for a second for the picture?"
"Um, maybe you should move the coffee" my wife fired back, at that point showing the slightest of irritation but still holding her tongue. The girl's response: "I need it in the picture to show my friends how small he is, can you please keep him away from it?" She took the picture and that's where the story ended, except Jess and I still can't get over the fact that it actually went down like that. It probably goes without saying, but I'm going to say it anyway. Some people are idiots.

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