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Tuesday, August 06, 2013
SWPLs With Pitbulls
Small update from a couple of SWPL friends who own pit bulls. She is a SWPL in the arts community, who has a decent head on her shoulders. He is slacker SWPL. She has a steady job. He bounces between work. They each had one pit bull a piece. After being together for a year, they bought a pit bull together. Cheaper than an engagement ring, and it's a step forward in commitment, right? Sounds like a good idea until you realize a 120 lb ballet instructor is going to be walking three pit bulls at once if she's the only one home at night. Times got tough. They had a money issue and had to stop renting their home with a big yard. Uh oh, where could they rent? The pit bulls found them a place.
That was the last I had heard from them for months. They ended up connecting with my wife and I, and we got the full lowdown. The pit bulls didn't find them a place but forced a place on them. There was only one apartment complex on their side of the city that rented to pit bull owners. Shucks. They had to go there. Being confined to an apartment, the pit bulls got a bit overexcited and bit the male SWPL. A trip to the ER, and he was patched up. Oh noes, scary! They didn't blame the dog, and kept all three pit bulls. I kept a Jean Claude Van Damme stone face. They followed up that tale with a complaint about how their fellow renters don't pick up after their dogs. The courtyard is full of dog shit. They complained to the complex superintendent, but he said it was the owners responsibility. In that guy's defense, he mows that courtyard. The complex is really loud and noisy at night. It just isn't all that nice but they do have a lot of fellow pit bull owners. That is when they hit us with it. See, they are the only people in the complex of their "socioeconomic class". Exact phrase used. I excused myself to get a refill on my drink. I have a poker face, but I'm not Doyle Brunson.