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KurtNYC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-21-11 04:17 PM
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23. in the church photo Barkley is a black lab wearing a red harness
can't tell what patches might be on it. The article is brief but perhaps this woman gets off of her shift, sits down, in walks what she PERCEIVES to be a mother with out of control twins and a dog (!). Maybe she just makes a snap judgement that this mother needs to be read the riot act and proceeds hastily from there.

Use of service dogs has expanded rapidly in the US over the past 20 years and part of the expansion has been new uses -- PTSD, seizures, diabetes insulin shock, etc. And autism is still fairly misunderstood in spite of a steady dialog in the media about possible causes.

Hopefully this incident will raise awareness for both and people will take a moment before jumping to less than generous conclusions.
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  -Off duty McDonald's Manager Punches Customer over Service Dog KurtNYC  Jul-21-11 02:48 PM   #0 
  - Gah!  sakabatou   Jul-21-11 02:51 PM   #1 
  - Many clueless people think that service dogs are only for the blind  KamaAina   Jul-21-11 02:55 PM   #2 
  - One of my daughter's clients has a tiny little service dog...  Dappleganger   Jul-21-11 03:29 PM   #17 
     - Too many stupid pills were given out at birth....  mrmpa   Jul-22-11 09:08 AM   #33 
  - People Are Dicks  NeedleCast   Jul-21-11 02:59 PM   #3 
  - Poorly trained employees.  Xithras   Jul-21-11 02:59 PM   #4 
  - Unrec because of misleading subject line.  BeeBee   Jul-21-11 03:02 PM   #5 
  - I don't think THIS woman, dog or these kids started this  KurtNYC   Jul-21-11 03:21 PM   #14 
  - Did you get mislead. Wahhhh. Is unrec all you got? nm  rhett o rick   Jul-21-11 04:07 PM   #22 
  - Yes, physical violence is always the way to settle a problem.  sarge43   Jul-22-11 09:03 AM   #32 
  - A friend's doctor's office, of all places  MountainLaurel   Jul-21-11 03:06 PM   #6 
  - Allen is lucky she wasn't mauled by the service dog.  damntexdem   Jul-21-11 03:09 PM   #7 
  - Patience, Grasshopper  Brother Buzz   Jul-21-11 03:18 PM   #13 
  - What is a service dog 's purpose if no one is disabled or blind? Anyone can  demosincebirth   Jul-21-11 03:14 PM   #8 
  - Did you not see "autistic"?  WinkyDink   Jul-21-11 03:17 PM   #11 
  - No I haven't. What does that have to do with my question?  demosincebirth   Jul-21-11 03:21 PM   #15 
  - please read this  KurtNYC   Jul-21-11 03:24 PM   #16 
  - Service dog owners should perhaps carry papers if the need is not obvious.  alphafemale   Jul-21-11 09:57 PM   #28 
     - The dog in this incident was properly identified as a service dog  KurtNYC   Jul-22-11 08:40 AM   #29 
        - Some sort of visible universally recognized symbol or ID should be displayed.  alphafemale   Jul-22-11 04:37 PM   #34 
  - Are you one of those who believes illnesses are only seen?  Dappleganger   Jul-21-11 03:31 PM   #18 
  - The mother, twins and dog are pictured here  KurtNYC   Jul-21-11 03:15 PM   #9 
  - "So how does this happen?" No; you're not seriously wondering about HOW STUPID WE ARE??  WinkyDink   Jul-21-11 03:16 PM   #10 
  - Shortly after my retirement from the Navy, I worked with a shoe store  Obamanaut   Jul-21-11 03:18 PM   #12 
  - Some national chain stores allow well behaved dogs  KurtNYC   Jul-21-11 03:32 PM   #19 
     - Look at that punim!  smokey nj   Jul-21-11 08:58 PM   #26 
  - Did the dog have a sign on it that says "Service Dog"? Like these:  LeftinOH   Jul-21-11 03:34 PM   #20 
  - in the church photo Barkley is a black lab wearing a red harness  KurtNYC   Jul-21-11 04:17 PM   #23 
     - Yes, we need more education, there was a time when  demigoddess   Jul-21-11 04:29 PM   #24 
  - looks like it's time to call  onethatcares   Jul-21-11 04:01 PM   #21 
  - This is part of the dumbing down of America  MadMaddie   Jul-21-11 08:47 PM   #25 
  - It's like a lottery ticket  ProudToBeBlueInRhody   Jul-21-11 09:01 PM   #27 
  - This was a franchise and the puncher was not on duty at the time of the incident  KurtNYC   Jul-22-11 08:46 AM   #31 
  - We're not exactly renowned for our intelligence here.  Shagbark Hickory   Jul-22-11 08:44 AM   #30 
  - This has been on the local news channel WSB in Atlanta repeatedly..  RebelOne   Jul-22-11 04:40 PM   #35 
 

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