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229/365 - Purple and "Purplexed"*

I never really liked the color purple!
Lesson Learned: When you make a mistake that involves another's dignity, humble yourself - not them!

* The word "PURPLEXED" was coined by PBer "Resistenza" in the first comment below! Thank you!!!!!

While on a photoshoot in Chinatown with PBer jeffcornish, we were invited to enter and take a look at the opening of an educational display funded by an unnamed college and NBC News. We scratched our heads, but entered.

Then we were invited to join the other guests at a reception. We scratched our heads but we joined them.

As we enjoyed some great finger foods and drinks, we were gruffly invited to get the hell out of the event by one of the College's staff members.

No amount of explaining about why we were there would suffice. If it were no so funny, we would have been purple with anger!! We scratched our heads - and we left!
????? Love colour purple, dislike to scratch my head ;) and now I'm purplexed too ;))
Let's get into another colour, c'mon!
????? · 2011-08-17: 05:34
MoMac LOL Oh you've been mistaken for some big photographers!!!!
True you shouldn't be the embarrased ones but them .
Great lesson , it takes a humble man to admit his mistakes.
MoMac · 2011-08-17: 05:35
danrav I changed title from "Perplexed" to "Purplexed" on Resistenza's comment above! Thanks!!! Hahaha
danrav · 2011-08-17: 05:43
Annbramwell They must have thought you were press photographers... I hope you ate loads of great finger food before you were evicted... silly buggers, no wonder you were purplexed!
Annbramwell · 2011-08-17: 05:53
breizh If you had the cathat you would not have been throwned to hell ... Funny post for a nice shot !.. :-)))
breizh · 2011-08-17: 06:04
????? Ehi, you changed your title! I want the copyright on "purplexed" now ;))
????? · 2011-08-17: 06:52
mallusatish Love color purple,very interesting angle.Purplexed great title and nice lesson how is you head after all the scratching~!~
mallusatish · 2011-08-17: 06:56
honzicek You will not get food for a couple of head scratches in any restaurant so I thing that was great deal.
When I was photographing the kids dog show on Canada day this year I was asked by some important looking lady to take photos from different angles, so I did. I was expecting her to ask me later for a copy of my photos as some parents of those kids did.
About one minute and 15 photos later she said….”oh, you are not from the local newspaper… eh!”
I said that I’m not and that was it….. I didn’t manage to get even a dog threat!
I should have tried to scratch my head…hahaha!
honzicek · 2011-08-17: 07:44
????? well, what a delicate situation! When you're not wearing badges or name tags that makes the mistake theirs, not yours. I hope you enjoyed the finger food thoroughly before you left!! (I like the angle of the shot btw, even if it is purple!!)
????? · 2011-08-17: 10:14
mrmeliska Great shot...even better story!
mrmeliska · 2011-08-17: 10:34
mikro A great song for this post: Start Wearing Purple
mikro · 2011-08-17: 11:33
Davorka beautifully captured! I like it, and the story!
Davorka · 2011-08-17: 11:45
marilynx I couldn't resist posting this poem, a favourite of mine!

When I am an old woman, I shall wear purple

with a red hat that doesn't go, and doesn't suit me.

And I shall spend my pension on brandy and summer gloves

and satin candles, and say we've no money for butter.

I shall sit down on the pavement when I am tired

and gobble up samples in shops and press alarm bells

and run my stick along the public railings

and make up for the sobriety of my youth.

I shall go out in my slippers in the rain

and pick the flowers in other people's gardens

and learn to spit.

You can wear terrible shirts and grow more fat

and eat three pounds of sausages at a go

or only bread and pickles for a week

and hoard pens and pencils and beer nuts and things in boxes.

But now we must have clothes that keep us dry

and pay our rent and not swear in the street

and set a good example for the children.

We must have friends to dinner and read the papers.

But maybe I ought to practice a little now?

So people who know me are not too shocked and surprised

When suddenly I am old, and start to wear purple.

marilynx · 2011-08-17: 12:14
Eiram LOL your story made me smile...and Honza´s story even more:))
Eiram · 2011-08-17: 12:43
Paradoxigal Great story and great shot :) :)
Paradoxigal · 2011-08-17: 14:27
SheriJ Well I hope your heads aren't sore from all the scratching? I am an Orange gal myself.
SheriJ · 2011-08-17: 14:32
atszabo Ah, the original wedding crashers, aren't you two!
atszabo · 2011-08-17: 16:32
DancingDolphin What a great story!!
DancingDolphin · 2011-08-17: 16:48
trippindelight Great story, great title and great photo. Having looked at a few of the purple theme posts I find myself purplexed by the many colours called purple.
trippindelight · 2011-08-17: 16:53
lookagain Really do like the angle, perspective, color (yes, purple) and light in this shot. Like the story, too....and hopefully you had your fill of finger foods and drinks before leaving ;))
lookagain · 2011-08-17: 21:37
liveandletlive It really is pretty funny Dan! At least you got some free food and drinks out of the deal. Ha! Love this post.
liveandletlive · 2011-08-17: 21:54
Shaparak Nice!
Shaparak · 2011-08-17: 22:54
????? Purple like good wine... ;)
????? · 2011-08-18: 06:53
????? That colour can be very contagious... ;))
????? · 2011-08-18: 07:53
hannamagnusson Cool shot!
hannamagnusson · 2011-08-20: 04:10
renatomartins Very nice shot. I voted. This week you are on the top 5 :)
renatomartins · 2011-08-20: 11:50
karmankwarner All you need now is a Press Pass and you are in like Flynn. :) Interesting Capture and Day.
karmankwarner · 2011-08-20: 21:09
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