Iguana bring along my friend, okay?
I’m sorry, but apparently it’s time for an etiquette lesson.
The caption on these photos tells us this guy is taking his Giant Mexican Iguana with him for a walk while “meeting a friend for lunch.”
Really? Because to me, that’s a lunchtime deal-breaker.
“Dave, I see you’ve got your butt-ugly Giant Mexican Iguana hanging on your shoulder there, while I’m trying to eat my lunch. His fricking tongue is darting into my Cobb salad, for God’s sake!”
Folks, if you’re having lunch with me, you can bring all the dogs you want, especially big ones. I will feed them under the table and say, “Who’s a good puppy?”
But leave the iguanas at home. I was so disturbed by these pictures that I started checking local restaurants to ask about their iguana policies.
To my surprise, a few of them do have iguana and non-iguana sections. But the ones I will patronize in the future are those with large “No Lizards Allowed” signs posted at the door.
That’s that. Now, a word about people who bring their praying mantis to nice hotel lounge bars…
Mike Reeder takes his pet Giant Mexican Iguana, named Zeus, with him for a walk while meeting a friend for lunch in Vancouver, British Columbia, July 28, 2010. REUTERS/Andy Clark