Saturday, September 02, 2006

Errands at the Box Stores

We headed to the nearest large town today to get a few things we needed around the house at the big box stores...which we don't have in town. Some great folks from the local humane society were trying to find some new homes for dogs. It is amazing how people, who never met each other, talk like old friends around a happy dog.
For me, no trip out is complete until I get a mocha. The chap at this coffee shop was being extremely patient with what I will describe as a very challenging customer. You know...one of those people that are so difficult that everyone in a 20 ft radius feels uncomfortable. You consider saying or doing something, but stop short because it might only make a bad situation worse.

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Saturday, September 02, 2006 6:09:00 PM  
Blogger Teri said...

The pictures you took are so awesome...Did you ask people's permission to take their pic and post them on your blog? I am just curious...actually, I like to take people's pix when they are not posing for the camera...but I am not sure whether they mind being in the camera of someone they don't know...If I ask them whether I can take their pix, I am pretty sure I won't get their natural poses coz most people are just ready to pose for the cameras when they aware of someone's going to take their pix...So i am curious how you did it...

Saturday, September 02, 2006 6:29:00 PM  
Blogger Buddy said...

I have been just posting them on the blog. Most of the time I am in plain view and people know that I am taking pictures with a camera.

These pictures will never be sold and I only post low res so that they would be more or less useless to harvest for anything but derivative works.

I did once have someone ask what I was doing and when I told them they did not want their picture posted...I obliged.

I know if you ever plan to use images commercially...at bare minimum you need a signed model release.

Saturday, September 02, 2006 6:41:00 PM  
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Saturday, September 02, 2006 7:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Demon Princess said...

Great photos! BTW, one thing you might do is ask people AFTER the fact if you can post pix, assuming you can show them the photo right away (digital camera).

I've never heard of the "I was in plain sight aiming at them" defense :) Also, pain, I know, but verbal permission is worth the paper it's printed on. You might ask for a card so you can e-mail a release for signing later.

Saturday, September 02, 2006 10:06:00 PM  
Blogger Bonez said...

That photo of the coffe shop guy is great. I have been in his situation where a customer just wants to be a complete ass and all you can do is sit back and take it. It's never easy and that photo just captures the thoughts that must have been going through his head.

Saturday, September 02, 2006 10:27:00 PM  
Blogger gary said...

What required field???

Sunday, September 03, 2006 5:07:00 AM  
Blogger gary said...

Just beginning to get the hang of this. I'm a retard from "Right" coast in exile in California!

Sunday, September 03, 2006 5:10:00 AM  
Blogger Zartimus said...

Take a pic of the difficult person next time! Thowing bad Karma around for a 20 foot radius? They should be slapped upside the head with a donut or whatever else they sell in that shop.

Sunday, September 03, 2006 9:21:00 PM  
Blogger nicole. said...

This is funny. I work at Target which is where you photographed this Starbucks Target worker haha. We get those difficult customers all the time!

Sunday, September 03, 2006 11:54:00 PM  
Blogger Mariolino said...

I think if we all do something about that kind of customers maybe in a longer period thay would stop doing that.By the way great blog.

Monday, September 04, 2006 3:51:00 AM  
Blogger Brewgal said...

Neat blog. Love the photos. Hope you don't get too much grief for posting them.

Monday, September 04, 2006 7:16:00 AM  
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Tuesday, September 05, 2006 12:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is the first blog I've ever seen. It's so neat and super. The commentary with the pictures is so.. deep. Just love it. Great work.

Saturday, September 09, 2006 9:40:00 AM  

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