Trader Joe employee calls out customer who let dog pee INSIDE store in viral video
A Trader Joe's employee made a TikTok video where she called out a store customer for leaving her dog unsupervised inside the store. The dog later peed on the floor near a grocery cart. The video was posted from an account by the username @special_head, also called 'Mole Man'.
In the video, the Trader Joe's employee can be heard yelling “Is this anybody’s dog?” while gesturing to the dog standing near a full grocery cart. A pool of the dog's pee can be seen under the cart. After a woman stepped out of the corner to claim the dog, the employee is heard saying “Your dog just peed on the floor ma’am." The woman replied saying “I know, I know," after which, the employee adds, “And just so you know, dogs are not allowed in here.”
The video ends with the woman pulling her dog closer by the leash. But she does not make even a token effort to clean up after her dog. In the caption of the video, the TikToker mentions that the customer had wanted the employee to clean up the mess that the dog had made. Whether the woman actually cleaned up after her dog later or not is unclear. However, the Trader Joe's employee received a lot of praise and support for calling out the rude shopper.
“Shout out to the employee for calling this out. This is the reason why it’s service dogs only. Service dogs are trained to hold their bladder,” one viewer commented under the TikTok video. “Very bizarre to me that people think they can bring dog anywhere now. Ten years ago would just assume no pets allowed,” another TikToker wrote. Some viewers also talked about how the 'need to take your pet everywhere' was getting out of control. "Idk I just feel like there’s certain things you do without a pet and grocery shopping is one of them," a user added in the discussion thread about the video. A lot of viewers agreed that the woman customer should have been forced to clean her dog's urine.