It’s been less than a week since the new dog park on First St. opened and there’s already been a run in. One Southie resident accidentally used the wrong door causing another resident to go ballistic. See letter below:
“Saturday morning around 9:30, I took my dog to the new park. As I approached the main entrance, I noticed a bunch of smaller dogs right at the entrance. Not wanting my big obnoxious 10 month old lab puppy to get into the scrum, I instead opened the gate to the right of the entrance. As I opened it, a couple of dogs came running to greet my dog( as per usual) and one attempted to get out- dog was brought back in, door was closed. As this was happening a tall, twenty-something year old man came walking up aggressively to me and began to drop many expletives at me about how I had used the wrong door. Calmly I apologized, stated it was my very first time there and told him that he didn’t need to keep dropping “f-bombs” at me. It was an honest mistake. He continued swearing at me and I walked away towards the other end of the park. He left with his girlfriend right away. I was completely taken aback at what had just happened. One woman, in particular who witnessed the entire event, consoled me and told me that he shouldn’t have done that. I was really disturbed by this guy’s behavior so I’m hoping that maybe it won’t happen again to someone else by relaying the story to you. Thanks for your time.”
People make mistakes. It’s a new park and residents are getting familiar with it. There is no reason for someone to go bananas and start yelling, screaming and swearing at someone for accidentally opening the wrong door. Just be a good neighbor. Gheesh.
Image of Vito – not involved in the incident. Just a cute dog.