As of September, all Portland stores servicing food will put up posters announcing that: Pets are not allowed in food establishments, except service animals.
Which leads up to the story that I've encountered today...
Lady - Sir, there's a guy in the store with a really big dog. Pets are not allowed in the store right?
Me - No, Ma'am ... Ill go find the person and tell him.
I see a guy wearing shades on the baking isle looking at the brownie mixes, holding by the leash, a big Leonberger dog.
Me - Hi, sir... I'm sorry to tell you that we cannot have pets in the store.
Guy with dog - Oh... this is my seeing eye dog... I'm blind.
Me - Oh, I'm sooo sorry! Will you be needing any assistance?
Guy with dog - No thanks I'm used to this store by now. I know what I want.
As I started to walk away I picked up a bag of chocolate chips that was on the ground and looked back to see how he was doing and I realized...
HE WAS READING THE LABEL!
Me - Sir... I see that your reading the label.
Guy with dog - Uhh... does that mean I have to leave?