Today my husband and I went to several different stores trying to find Harlan or Mazuri food for my sweet ratties. I FINALLY found some at a small farm store on the other side of town. They were out but offered to order me some, AFTER they insulted me and my rats. It started out by my asking if they had either brand, she took me to the "let's kill rats" section. Seeing all the "pest removal" poisons, traps, and glue pad sticky's should have let me know how this was going to go. I explained to her that I needed food for them, ya know, to feed them. This lady literally gave me the most awful look and LOUDLY started gagging, asked how I could feed something so gross, so awful, so... yuck. After saying that I understand how some people could think that, I explained to her in my opinion they are the BEST pets someone could have. After saying they are very loving creatures she literally cut me off with a shudder and asked if I had them for snake food or something, because I couldn't possibly enjoy keeping them in my home without a reason. At this point I was trying to ignore her so I could buy decent quality food for my ratties from the only place within an hours drive, but she made that impossible. She took me to the front of the store where 11-12 people were standing there. She literally announces that I need to place an order for rat food because, -gasp-, I have rats! In my home! She made a big deal about it and it got people asking questions about it, which is awesome, but the questions were getting pretty terrible. Do you really feed the rats? You don't feed them to snakes? They are so dirty. Where did you get them? Aren't you afraid you are going to get rabies? Then a nasty old dude pops in with the old saying, " The only good rat is a dead one." I had a lady ask me why I thought having a rat was a good idea. I replied that they are loving, they give cuddles, they are fun to watch and interact with, you can teach them tricks, they give kisses... all the good stuff. She "jokingly" asked us to leave after handing over the money for the food. Of course this stupid lady is STILL gagging and can't even believe the things she is hearing from me. Ughhh. While my husband is completely fine with the grilling of his wife, I am not pleased. In fact, I am soooo angry I can't stand it. My husband thinks that it was such a good deal, he would be willing to do business with them again. I will not. I will not give my money to these stupid, arrogant people. You would think if someone is coming in to support a local business that could USE the money, they would be just a tad bit kinder. Talking about my rats is like calling someone's baby ugly. You just don't do it. Common sense! So mad.