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Yikes that is really SS to leave that much behind! I try to pick up after my 2 year old, as much as possible and would be very embarrassed to leave a restaurant like that!

And, honestly, what would they expect the server to say before they played the bill and tipped him? As a server myself, I'm happy to say that this kind of behavior is rare, I've even had parents ask me for a broom so they could finish cleaning.

That is so over the top bad manners, as a parent, I am appalled.


--- Quote from: TeamBhakta on February 17, 2014, 01:29:56 PM ---I was at an RV show. After taking pictures of the living room & bathroom of one RV, I went to the doorway of the bedroom for a few more snaps. There were four people on the right side of the room (near the foot of the horizontal bed). I was going to wait a minute or two for them to finish their viewing before taking pictures. But then I realized after a bit they were just gossiping about "lol You know our friend Jimmy, right ? He did the dumbest thing. It's sooo funny" and didn't plan to move any time soon. So I aimed my camera at the left side of the room to get what pictures I could, at an angle that was obviously away from the 4 people.

After the first shot, they all stopped talking & watched me. I then took one more picture (again, facing away from them so they weren't in the pictures). As I walked away, one woman snapped "Did you just take pictures of us ?" I said "No, my camera was faced down to the left side." "Well, you still should've asked us to sign a photo release  >:( " These were not the RV owners / vendors, btw

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Seriously? They wanted a photo release for being in the way of you taking personal pictures?

I suspect that they somehow have the idea that if they hang around commercial areas like trade shows, they can make their fortune out of photo releases. That's probably why they didn't move - they wanted to be in your picture, hoping it was for promotional purposes rather than personal, because they thought there might be money in it for them.


--- Quote from: oz diva on November 25, 2011, 07:05:58 PM ---
--- Quote from: Reader on November 25, 2011, 02:04:19 PM ---Non native as not born in the US or not native to the area.

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 I still don't know why it was relevant. IMO if it's not relevant to know their race/nationality, then it's racism.

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I strongly disagree.  As this thread, and especially this category (off-topic discussions/coffee break) largely revolves about sharing experiences, it is perfectly normal for people to tell stories and give descriptive details.  Observing ethnically-identifying details is no worse than mentioning what shoe color someone was wearing, or what color/make/model of vehicle cut you off in traffic, or what hairstyle a crazy SS in Starbucks had, etc.  This thread is for story-telling ("Special Snowflake Stories; good stories have details.  IF someone states or implies that certain ethnicity=bad, that would be racism.  But providing details is not racism. 

Let me put it this way... if their ethnicity is irrelevant, then why would gender, age, numbers, location be relevant? The whole story could be boiled down to "People were blocking other people's access." 


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