To the woman at Starbucks who attempted to put her hand inside my dog carrier before actually acknowledging that said dog carrier was attached to my shoulder... I'm not carrying around a four and a half pound dog as an ice breaker. I'm not looking to meet new people. I'm carrying the dog because she doesn't like to be left alone.
I, on the other hand, am perfectly happy to be left alone, especially by strange women with European accents at coffee shops.
I guess this is what happens when a cat person becomes a dog owner.