Friday, May 30, 2008
Madison photographers: Please take your filthy habit outside with all the other scum
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!