I think you were very blasé in your response to the gentleman and should keep a closer eye on your dog. Was it on a leash? I hope the man was able to find a suitable replacement hat.Bloke said to me once 'Have you seen my hat ?' I laughed and said that my dog had been gnawing away at one and there wasn't much hope for it.
'I don't like that attitude' he said. I said 'Well, if you didn't like it anyway, why did you buy it in the first place ?'