I take my rats nearly everywhere they'll allow, the mall, the petstore (petco has their rat's behind glass and I don't press my rat agianst their cages or anything, I'd think he'd be safe, lol)
I get my friends to come with me, people are less freaked with a group of people with a rat then a single person with a rat, or in any case, makes me feel better about having them around 8D
Haa, I had one person, it was funny. We were in a store who's manager always likes to say hello to my boys and a girl and her boyfriend walked past. And the girl said, "Oh look, a rat."
The guy was like, two inches from my friend with my rat on her shoulder. He flipped out, jumped back, and nearly knocked down an entire shelf 8D
Oh how we laughed =D Later the girl said she only mentioned it to him because he kept bringing up rats that day.
Haha, and no rat was harmed in the making of ths humorous day