Last weekend, it was 90+ in the area. I went groceries shopping with my dog in the back of the car. Dog mode is enabled and she lounges, enjoying the AC, with the screen up with the usual message about dog mode being on.
Not 10 minutes into the store, a store clerk intercoms the whole store looking for the owner of my car. I go up and she said a man saw that my dog was in my car, the windows are up, and so he called the police. I told her, "It's on Dog Mode." She doesn't know what dog mode is, and I told her it keeps the AC on for the dog. She goes, "oh" and then shrugs, "well, I don't know. He said he already called the cops."
I go outside to my car, there was nobody there. A man passes by and asked, "Oh, is that your car?" I said yes. He said I should open the windows for my dog. I said, "No, it's on Dog Mode. The AC is on." He doesn't seem to get it, and continues to say, "but you should open the windows for him. Even just a little bit helps." I insisted, "No, the AC is on." He kept mumbling about opening the windows while continuing to walk away.
I don't get it - are keeping windows up when the AC is on a novel concept? Or has reading comprehension reached an all-time low in the Bay Area?
Cops didn't come in the end, btw.
Anybody else had this happen to them?