Sep 15, 2013
“The Bible tells us to love our neighbors, and also to love our enemies; probably because generally they are the same people.” ― G.K. Chesterton
“Neighbors, I’m on the fence about them.
” ― Jarod Kintz, This Book Has No Title
I went to dry my clothes at the laundromat a block away from my house around 3 PM today. I left the laundromat at 3:06 PM.I went home and came back around 4:20 PM to get my clothes. Both times, I had my dog with me. Although, my dog was barking, he was only outside for 5-7 minutes each time. A man that lives on the street that the laundromat is on said that my dog had been barking non-stop for two hours, which is completely untrue because I came back home to watch the football game before coming back to get my clothes. I need my dog for emotional support. I suffer from panic attacks and anxiety disorder (along with agoraphobia and monophobia). That is the only reason why I had my dog with me. I have been a resident of my neighborhood for 17 years, and have never been treated the way I have been today. I am afraid to go back to the laundromat because I cannot go alone and this is the closest laundromat to my home. I am humiliated because this man who did not know me, berated me in public, which, has made my anxiety worse. I tried to go back by myself, and I could not do it. It was physically painful. I wish I could put this man in my shoes for one week.
He said he only came out there because his wife said that my dog had been barking for two hours, and their baby needed to sleep. Keep in mind that this man lives on a street where there is a constant flow of traffic, and the street parallel to them has a steady bus route going down it. I'm pretty sure if someone complained or lied on his baby, he'd be just as upset. I just want to cry because I don't want to muzzle my dog. He doesn't like it.