During our two months of being open in La Conner WA we have had some hilariously memorable incidents happen in our store front. These types of moments are always welcome because they help both my family and I to take a step back and enjoy the moment. Sometimes anyone of us can get caught up in that work grind and forget to make every moment count. Its moments that truly stop us in our tracks and have us laughing nonstop. That help to remind us that while we are trying to run a professional business. We also need to enjoy life and enjoy this time in our live for it won't happen again.
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With that being said here is one of the first absolutely funny moments that have happened to us within our two month opening period.
THE DOG DID WHAT!
It was only our first week of being open down in La Conner WA when our first hilarious memorable moment happened. A nice women walks into our shop as happy as can be to see what kinds of items and fashions our Boutique was carrying. Along side her was an absolutely beautiful dog. The dog was exceptionally calm and well mannered. He even came up to me to say hello.
If you have not made it out to our store front then it is vital to the story that you know we put a few items next to our front door. In the first week or two the outside of our shop was fairly bare. At the time we had a clothing rack and a few wool baskets that contained our grab bags in them. As the women and I were talking just outside the door. Her dog begins to sniff around one of the baskets. In a matter of milliseconds I realize what is going to happen very soon. My eyes begin to grow wide and my mind is racing as the dog begins to lift its legs and pee right on the basket. I didn't want to upset my customer or make the dog feel bad because he did technically "go" outside. The only thing I could think to do was to politely address the dog and tell him no. That might be a bit understated. I had a sense of panic, fear, worry, and politeness in my voice as I repeatedly said "no, no, no, no, no". The dog was great and obviously well trained because after the first "no" left my mouth he had stop mid stream and began to lower his leg back down. In the moments leading after he put his leg down I just stood there. I had no idea what to do. I didn't want to yell at the dog or the women. I didn't want to make either of them feel bad by rushing over to see if he had hurt the merchandise that was in the baskets. I ended up just standing there for a few moments not really knowing what the appropriate reaction should be.
The women was busy looking at different items, so she did not actually see her dog as he began to lift his leg or as he was peeing on my basket. When she heard me say "no" in the direction of her dog she turned to me and asked what he had done. I told her as nicely as I could that her dog just went pee on some of my merchandise. She then proceeds to discipline her dog. As I quickly try to clean up the mess. I am already uncomfortable and unsure of how to act. As I am franticly and awkwardly trying to clean up the mess I am also trying to explain to the women that it is not her dogs fault because he did go outside. I'm trying my best to clean up the mess as fast as possible as well as get the dog off of getting in trouble because I really did feel like it wasn't his fault. As all of this is going on another women and her dog pass by. She asks what happened and I attempt to calmly and politely explain. The only think that is running through my mind is "I swear I'm not a dog hater. I love them in fact, I have two". After all the excitement dies down I'm left with the thought that this shit has to happen to other people, my goodness. Its okay to laugh at me because no shame I did. Right after the women and her dog left I busted out in a fit of uncontrollable laughter. Even now I can't help, but to laugh at how uncomfortable, awkward, and caught off guard I was by the whole situation. It was a hilarious situation and one that I will never forget.
If any of you have had a similar experiences please share it with us in the comment section below or through any of our other Social Medias. I would love to hear your stories. I would also love to learn that I am not the only one who has experience some hilariously unexpected scenarios.
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