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
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.
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!
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!!)