Saturday, November 17, 2007

Unfriendly Bird lady!

I almost forgot to tell about yesterday! My wife and I had heard about a really good parrot store in Sandy, UT, which was about 45 minutes away. We had seen some of the pictures and were expecting something bigger then what we found. This little, hard to find, store was crammed with Cockatiels, African grays, and a couple Macaws. It had a lot of toys, which was probably the only good thing about it, but that was it. We also saw that the owner made his own birdie diets, with seeds, beans, and other grains. Lindsay and I actually found one that looked really good, with red peppers and other good stuff. When I asked one of the ladies there what the price was she mumbled the price to me then asked what kind of birds I had. She then said "oh, you can't give them this! It's too big for them." She swiftly took the bag from my hands and put it back on the shelf. She then proceeded to tell us what foods we shouldn't give the birds. All the things she was telling us were common knowledge, but I guess because we asked a question we are labeled in her mind as ignorant.

That's not the worst part! We then were led to the owner herself! I forget her name now, and I threw away her card as soon as I could, but she was not encouraging at all. She asked us, at some point in our conversation, if we were ever going to have kids. She then said "I don't want to hear you call me up and tell me you can't take care of the birds because you are having a baby. I'll hang up on you!" She also assumed that we were only getting a male Eckie, but when she realized she didn't really know she asked and we said both. She then stopped talking altogether for a little while, put her hands to her cheeks and said under her breath WHY, why are you doing this! She then told us how stupid we are for trying to get a pair and that we are going to regret it. She told us that she had a female bite her and that was why she didn't want to even think of them. To me, it sounds like she is one of those people that think females are only for breeding and never for pets. What a rude lady! If you are ever in the neighborhood and might be thinking of going, DON'T! :(

1 comment:

Britannia said...

Good for people to know.


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