I am in absolute shock - I just got off the phone with a customer (we sell ornamental plants via mail order) and she kept talking to me about a pesticide that she purchases in the US called Buggetta Plus. It can't be purchased in Canada because most pesticides are no longer available to the general public and frankly, I applaud the Canadian government for doing this.
She wanted to give me some - I don't want it because I have a dog and I'm concerned about the environment and don't like to use wide spectrum pesticides in my own garden.
Then she tells me she has a problem with racoons and skunks and asks me confidentially, " if I mixed Buggetta Plus with tuna would it kill the skunks and racoons?" I told her I had no idea but she shouldn't do it because these animals usually have a long, slow and painful death once they ingest the poison. She should call the city or the SPCA and have the animals trapped and relocated if they were a problem.
I felt sick afterwards because I am an animal lover and think that people who don't enjoy nature, plants and animals should live in the city in a condo and buy plastic plants.
Then she told me she was going to go ahead and do it anyway!
Here is my dilemma - she is a customer so I have to be civil to her but on the other hand, I am disgusted by that talk and want to report her to the SPCA. I am also seriously considering cancelling her order (maybe I'm taking this too personally) and returning her money. What is your opinion?