So I have a turkey sandwich in one hand and vitamin water in the other and I’m getting into my Honda Accord when a poodle-y looking dog pokes his head out of the half-open window of the car next to me and barks.
It shocks me so badly that I fall sideways into my driver’s seat, causing my shoulder to hit the horn in the steering wheel.
Which causes the dog to stop barking.
I quickly close my car door and stare bravely at the dog. He stares back.
I am having a staring contest with a dog.
Then he barks again.
So I honk the horn again.
And he barks again.
So I honk again.
And so it went. For two minutes.
Bark. Honk. Bark. Honk. Bark. Honk.
I’m not saying this is the proper way to handle “the-dog-who-pokes-his-head-out-of-the-car-parked-right-next-to-you-and-barks” situation, but it did mark the first time I’ve written an avant-garde symphony with a dog.
I am nothing if not innovative.