I took a trip to Germany to see their Christmas Markets. Day one, my friend and I stopped at McDonald’s and to my surprise there were veggie burgers on the menu. We don’t have those here in the US. So, like any normal person, I couldn’t resist snapping a picture. Take one was alright but the golden arches were not visible. I needed another. The second take, the flash went off – BIG mistake. That resulted in two very angry employees. The yelling ensued, “____ ____ __ ___ PHOTO!” “Photo” was all I caught. Noticing their aggravation, I put away my camera, expecting that to be a resolution. Wrong. The “___ _ __ PHOTO!” continued. Next step was leaving the building altogether. But their persistence saw beyond our exit. Wearing short-sleeved shirts and no jackets, they followed us outside, continued yelling and even attempted to retrieve my camera! Talk about relentless. This situation almost took a turn for the worst. Finally, my friend ended it in three words, “us…train…go.” Magically, it worked. But so much for being able to use their bathroom.
Here’s take one, where I should have stopped!