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She has never growled at nor bitten anyone and only barks when people try to intimidate her. I was assailed by loudly shouted orders to "put that dog on a lead" and "I'm going to call the police.'' I sought not to add to these people's obviously disproportionate and inappropriate hysteria, aiming instead to keep the situation as calm and controlled as possible.
Therefore, as my witness will attest, I said absolutely nothing.
We went on our way, pursued by more haranguing.
I don't like being called ignorant nor being alluded to as someone who is old enough to know better as though it were a pejorative term.
Indeed, I do know better than your original correspondent because I knew that responding to such verbal aggression would gain nothing. I was careful to set an example of moderate, mature good behaviour.
EILEEN HIRST Longwood
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|Publication:||Huddersfield Daily Examiner (Huddersfield, England)|
|Article Type:||Letter to the editor|
|Date:||Jul 13, 2010|
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