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Link Posted 17/08/2014 - 14:21

Took this for a friend who collects pocket watches, its through the shop window. A fella came out of the shop as I was outside and passed me by. I also like a good watch so there was plenty for me to window shop, I snapped this as I was about to carry on my way, all of a sudden from behind me the fella who came out of the shop started shouting at me about asking permission, he was pretty angry. Now for those of you that don't know, I'm a big lad*, and can look after myself so this didn't faze me. I simply quietly pointed out at that I didn't need permission, but every time I tried to explain things to him he tried to bully me away with his voice, shouting louder and louder, I ask him to not shout as there was no need. He then begins to swear at me, now at this point I'm bored and want to just walk away but he doesn't give me the chance, when he goes into the back of the shop to get something I have to adjust myself and prepare for an escalation, he picks up something puts it to his ear and orders up security, didn't dial anything or tell anyone who or where he was! He comes back out, so I ask him what he wanted me to do now, wait for security so that I can make a complaint against him for swearing at me and they can point out to him that what I was saying was infact true, or does he want me to carry on on my way? I want you to fuck off, not until you stop shouting at me and ask me politely, not wanting to give an inch he politely told me to piss off!! By this time I'm toying with him, when he told me I was being smart, I said your not making it hard mate! I eventually get him to ask me to please leave, though at no point was I ever on his property!! Certainly sir! Thanx you, your welcome Hahahaha! Now at no point could I take my eyes off him** so when I do take my eyes off him there was a pretty big crowed behind me, I told them why I took the picture, half laughed the other half did the usual distrusting of photographers thing that they do.

All Good Fun

*I'm currently in training so I'm lighter than normal but high 17st, I'm told is, still big.
**I was a doorman for over 10yrs on the frontline of the Northwest's liveliest pubs and clubs, St paddy's day in Blackpool kind of pubs, over this time I took my eye of the ball 3 times and got stabbed each time, the last time, the lad told me over a pint many years later, it was an attempt to end my life.
One day you'll find, 10yrs have got behind you.


Link Posted 17/08/2014 - 17:18
Not a very pleasant experience, but hard to know why the shopkeeper thought he was within his rights to ban photos of his window and to require someone to vacate the public highway. If a policeman had appeared, it would have been interesting to know which side he would have supported!


Link Posted 17/08/2014 - 17:56
Perhaps he fences dodgy stuff!

Retired at last - now all that time for photography - you would think: wink:


Link Posted 17/08/2014 - 22:25
Perhaps it was an attempt at suicide by Pentaxian
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Link Posted 18/08/2014 - 00:20
Nice watches by the way...


Link Posted 18/08/2014 - 03:14
I'm surprised this forum doesn't censor offensive words.


Link Posted 18/08/2014 - 07:37
sledger wrote:
I'm surprised this forum doesn't censor offensive words.

Seriously! That's all you took from that tale!!
One day you'll find, 10yrs have got behind you.


Link Posted 18/08/2014 - 07:55
We took much more than that I'm sure, but offensive language isn't acceptable on Pentax User. Please bear that in mind for future posts, as we can't monitor every word on the forum it's up to posters as well to rein it in when tempted.
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Link Posted 18/08/2014 - 09:44
Whilst his reaction was ott, I can perfectly understand a jeweller being worried about someone photographing his window display.


Link Posted 18/08/2014 - 10:08
Were you photographing in a shopping centre (which are usually private) or on a street (public throroughfare)?
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Link Posted 18/08/2014 - 14:07
Gwyn wrote:
Whilst his reaction was ott, I can perfectly understand a jeweller being worried about someone photographing his window display.

I cant. Shopkeepers showcase their stuff in windows for everyone to view, that's how they get to sell things. Anyway a would-be snatch and grab robber wouldn't have been calmly photographing the joint before carrying out a raid.
This guy should have been arrested for public order offences, including offensive language. Good job you are a big fella otherwise it would have been an intimidating experience. I take it you are not really 4fut3?
As for your repeating his offensive language on this forum all I would add is that I think most people on here are adult enough to survive the shock. Its no more than we hear daily in TV and cinema drama or being mouthed by kids in busy town centres and shopping malls.


Last Edited by davidtrout on 18/08/2014 - 14:09


Link Posted 18/08/2014 - 18:32
It was in a public place, no indoors shopping area, we all know the rules there don't we! I was in one once with the camera on the sling and a jobsworth came up to me an said you do know you cant takes photos in here don't you, I said yes, and you do know that you cant actually stop me if I want to don't you!! He then tried to explain what would happen but I was busy walking away not interested!!

And no I'm not 4fut3 David, I'm 6fut3. I'm actually enjoying the thought of what a 4'3 17stoner would look like LoL!!

Gwyn, my 1st thought was a security one but it soon became obvious it wasn't!!
One day you'll find, 10yrs have got behind you.

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