I used to travel in that area. I would stop in as it was close to my destination. At the very beginning,I never had a thought about it. The bay area is full of ethnic markets. But,then I got that vibe..and the all German speaking people weren't smiling even as my terrific dog sat outside. Australian Shepherd. Nothing scary. One blue eye and one green. Gentle as can be.
Nothing of real note happened..the woman running the place just did her job to move me on. It kind of stuck with me.
I figured I was a positive image. If you get my kind to go into a German market..I paved the way. lol.
Ya know,maybe if I had an Austrian Shepherd...