Peter Patau

Peter Patau

Posted on 05/30/2013


Photo taken on May 30, 2008


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Photographers: Please Stay Outside Along with All the Other Riffraff and Undesirables

Photographers: Please Stay Outside Along with All the Other Riffraff and Undesirables
This little sign caught my eye on the back door of Macy's at Hilldale Mall in Madison. Wow. Talk about second-class status. It can't get worse than being lumped in with smokers and solicitors.

Don't recall seeing a sign like this on a store before. A museum? Sure. But a retail establishment? Come on. What are they protecting? Their intellectual property rights to their inventory? More likely, I suppose it's somebody in the legal department saying we need a sign like this to limit our liability in case someone violates someone's privacy with one of those unobtrusive little cell phone cameras. One more example of the continuing intrusion of offensive and intrusive legalisms into our everyday lives. Do they really have to put up signs? And if so, do they really have to compare photographers to smokers? I felt violated. So I took a photo. Come and get me, Macy's!

Rhisiart Hincks, Ms Kat, Tricia V... have particularly liked this photo


Comments
Maria
Maria
Ouch! That's harsh!
...I think you're right about the cell phone thing, plus I think there's some app that people can do instant price comparisons with by taking a photo of the item...
4 years ago.
Iljuschin
Iljuschin
Credit Cards Accepted.
4 years ago.
Fantasyfan
Fantasyfan
Quite a strict place
4 years ago.
Phil
Phil
Is it ok to breathe ?
4 years ago.
Rhisiart Hincks
Rhisiart Hincks
simple answer - no purchasing goods!
3 years ago.