Snooty Cow

I was once referred to as a snooty cow because I ignored someone in the street.
When they told me later, I apologised profusely, saying I hadn’t seen or heard them and asked where this has occurred.
Apparently it was outside a supermarket, one that we didn’t frequent that often anyway, but I still felt awful.
Turns out if he’d had his dog, a black labrador, I would have known him instantly.

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I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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24 Responses to Snooty Cow

  1. willowdot21 says:

    I recognize dogs better than humans everytime 💜

  2. blindzanygirl says:

    Oh heck! I’ve been called that too!

  3. What kind of person calls someone else a “snooty cow” simply because she failed to recognize him/her outside a grocery store? I once failed to recognize my own mother because she showed up unexpectedly on a street near my office (she had simply decided to go shopping that day, and I had simply decided to go outside on my lunch hour). My mother came up behind me and grabbed the strap of my purse to get my attention, and I nearly hauled off and hit her before my brain told my eyes who I was looking at. We had a good laugh over that.

  4. Sadje says:

    I think it was mean thing to say to you

  5. Wow that’s an expression Ive not heard in a very long time.

  6. KC says:

    Why apologize? we (women, usually) are so “cowed” (no pun intended) by how other feel/perceive that we apologize for anything regardless of whether or not we NEED to apologize. I, for one, do not apologize because someone else assumed I heard/saw and didn’t respond to them as they deemed appropriate. The person who resorted to name calling is the one who should apologize.

    • thanks for your input. I have to say though that the dog owner and I had a good chuckle because we both knew it was because he had been ‘dog less’ that day. However, in the other instance (which was only mentioned by me in the comments and not my original post) I ditched said ‘friend’, not for her calling me a snooty cow, but because of her attitude towards me in general when I was no longer prepared to be at her convenience.

  7. Fandango says:

    I recognize people when they are walking their dogs that I know (or that my dog knows), but if I see them out of context (i.e., without their dogs), I generally don’t know who they are. I also remember their dog’s name but not the owner’s name.

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