So yesterday whenever someone took out their phone and started taking pictures of me or my friend’s service dogs I took a picture of that person.
I made it very obvious that is what I was doing.
And most of them got offended. Because I was invading their privacy and being rude.
There was a lesson to be learned there, but I don’t think most of them got it. This is a mere 1/3 of the pictures I took. In one day.
This is what service dog handlers deal with. Imagine being someone with paranoia/psychosis and having strangers constantly stop and take pictures of you/your friends. It’s bad.
People- Do not take pictures of service dogs without permission. It’s rude and invasive.
Handlers, if someone does feel free to take a picture of them. Use a flash. Make it obvious. Maybe they’ll get the point.
I had 4 people (not shown) apologize and get the point yesterday. I talked to them about it. And I deleted my picture of them. They deleted their picture of me. That’s 4 more educated people out there.
In the meantime this little photo project of mine will continue. Because this is what I deal with everyday and it needs to stop. If being obnoxious gets my point across, good.