To the lady who almost hit my dog at Kaonoulu Street and South Kihei Road: Yes, my dog got off her leash, but don’t stand there and scream at me about how “YOU would have felt” if you hit my dog. How do you think I would have felt? How do you think my dog would have felt? You had no idea what just happened to cause my dog to be in that position. It was all about you. Selfish, self-centered you. Did you see how scared I was? Did you see me crying? You didn’t even swerve out of my dog’s way. She avoided you because you were too busy blaming me for your inconvenience. Rather than pulling over to see if we ok, you went into high scream/blame mode, while I was trying to get my frightened dog back to me and back on her leash. Did you have to get between me and my dog and scream in face? No, you didn’t.
Illustration: Ron Pitts