I’m losing my faith in people.

The more people I meet, the more I love my dogs. I’ve heard this phrase over the years, and Carrie Underwood even has a song about it…

My most recent experience that makes me love my dogs more was at a bank. I was second in line to deposit some cash and there was only one teller. She began helping the gentleman in front of me so I checked my phone while I waited for them to finish. Little did I know the teller working the drive-through stepped over to a window to help me. All I heard as I became aware was the gentleman who was ahead of me say, “He’s on his phone…” followed by a snarky chuckle. 

OK, that’s fine. We can let that slide. But as I’m talking to the woman about my deposit, I overhear him say to his teller, something like, “I know there’s a sign that says no cell phones in the lobby.” Really, guy? That’s how you’re going to be? 

You will not even believe what happened next. As he and I are both waiting for our transactions to wrap up, his phone rings. He shows it to the tellers and myself as if he’s about to make an exception to his rule, “It’s my dad!” he says, and begins talking to his dad on the phone. 

All I could do was laugh. Well, that’s not true, I definitely said something. 

But really? Are most people a-holes, nowadays? 

I’m going to hug my dogs now. Have a good one, folks! 

-Out of the Wilderness

Published by Ben Wilder

Since 2005, I've called Nashville home. I'm the leader of the pack, which includes an 11-year-old beagle and a 9-year-old blue heeler mix. My days include writing, video editing, dog boarding, and other fun activities. Thanks for checking out my blog, I hope you enjoy it!

3 thoughts on “I’m losing my faith in people.

  1. Found your site when I was searching for some background on those (now thankfully rare, yes!) “coexist” bumper stickers. Pithy bits of wisdom here! And I, too, am a 100% dog-person, and one of mine is an 11 y.o. blue heeler mix! Don’t know what else she includes, b/c she really resembles the ACDs, just taller ears and somewhat slimmer. I named her Beauty when I adopted her from a local shelter 10 years ago. She doesn’t like a lot of other dogs (sigh—complicates life here with our other Canine Loves), but likes people (go figure!). And smart as anything!! Have you posted a picture of yours? I would love to see; I saw the darling beagle. I truly believe God has given us dogs to help us deal with the (ahem!) “problem” people in life.

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