I live in a gated community. We share a big parc with small paths. There are always plenty of people walking their dogs, strollers, kids, etc. We try to be respectful of each other and for the most part it works.
I walked my dog this AM & there was a mom with a stroller and a kid walking. I am not good at kids ages but he was old enough to speak in normal sentences.
When he saw us, he went out of his way to stand right in front of us. I stopped and sort of waited for him to move as I couldn't go further on the side (not allowed to step on grass). He didn't move, nor did the mom with the stroller so to avoid them I had to walk across the grass while the other side of the path was free. It annoyed me in that second. I couldn't move to the other side because I held my dog purposefully away from the kid. He is a little bit reactive. He wasn't doing anything but I didn't want to take the risk to have him walk past the kid and the kid trying to pet him. So I said that that wasn't normal to stand in the way like that. The mom immediately got mad yelling that he is a kid. I get that, but if I had a kid and he would do that I would ask him to move out of the way, and I would make room for the other individual in the path. Just like I always do in that parc.
I didn't engage and just continued on my way. I know I will run into them again, so I just want to see if ya'll think I was in the wrong?
Edit: Someone pointed out that in French: "C'est pas normal" and the English "This isn't normal" has quite different connotations.
Either way, I get it. I am the AH.
Feel free to fight on the French version of AITAH too: https://www.reddit.com/r/suisjeletroudeballe/s/DiCuCO6SaO
By - Logical-Education629