I would just like to know how some of ya'll would've handled this situation. I had taken my dog to the vet earlier today. I've been really concerned about her for the last week because she hasn't been eating well. She's a 10 month old rot. Two weeks ago she got caught up in her tie out cord and it was knotted around her stomach, just infront of her hind legs. It was so tight that she snapped at me when I was trying to take it off. Only a few days ago did I notice that it actually left a cut from the start of one side all the way across her stomach and had become infected. Here's what happened. After giving her an antibiotic shot, some antibiotics for me to take home (not for the cut, she has an uterine infection), some wound gel for the cut, testing her for heart worms, giving her her last set of shots and tags the total came up to $85.15. The two times I've been in there before I've paid with cash. I'm going to St. Louis this weekend and wanted to keep the cash I had on hand so I wrote a check. The elderly lady there looked at my check a real long time. Keep in mind that two white women before me wrote checks without any problems. She questioned me about my last name on my driver's license and my check because the name they have on file for me is my maiden name and I've only been married a little over a yr. and a half. I told her she needed to change the last name. Then she asks as if I were some flippin little child, "Now you do have the money in the bank for this don't you?" right in front of a room full of none other than white people. I responded, "Yes, I have it." Then she says, "Well, I don't know. We've been having a lot of trouble with checks." I was mad now because I'm trying to hold my dog who's trying to get to other dogs in the room and I had my hands full with other things. I was late for work. I'd never had a bad check there before, this would've been my first time writing one. So I snapped back at her, "I can pay with cash!" She says, "Would you, please?" So I got out my cash and handed her the money. I had a mix of different emotions. Embarrassment was one of them. Anger, of course. I wanted to say, "Let me tell you a thing or two, lady...." but I just left. I have another appointment to follow up with my dog to see if her infection has cleared, but I'm seriously thinking of looking for another vet. I like the veterinarian and he has the most reasonable rates in town, but this lady was way out of line and unprofessional. I intend on writing a letter to the vet telling him why I no longer want to be a customer.