Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2006/04/10

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Subject: [Leica] Leica sighting, or how I tripped on a rude person....
From: summarex at (Javier Perez)
Date: Mon Apr 10 22:35:09 2006

I've always understood that you're supposed to pretend not to notice, I 
asked once if there was a secret  salute or something. Whether there is one 
or not wouldn't have mattered today. I went downtown to the city hall 
demosnstration with the obsolete DCS520. This time I didn't see a single M. 
I guess the last throwbacks must have gone digital. Very few Nikons too, all 
Eos digitals. Scarey!
One thing that struck me was how well behaved the police was. They even 
bothered to explain to demonstrators  that they were undrer orders not to 
allow people to pass from one street to another. Never saw that before! The 
demonstrators were well behaved too. It wasn't like any demonstration I'd 
ever seen. The only act of brutality happened at the end when one policeman 
in the white shirt uniform starting singing Sinatra tunes through a 
blowhorn, That pretty much dispersed everyone right quick!

>From: Slobodan Dimitrov <>
>Reply-To: Leica Users Group <>
>To: Leica Users Group <>
>Subject: [Leica] Leica sighting, or how I tripped on a rude person....
>Date: Mon, 10 Apr 2006 20:38:50 -0700
>While shooting a demo today, I couldn't help but notice nearly 7-8  Leicas. 
>I even spotted an antracite R9.
>I walked up to an individual who was standing around with an M7 in  his 
>hands, introduced myself, and asked the person their name. The  retort was 
>"I'm just me, just little me," claiming he didn't need a  name. At that 
>point, after such a moronic retort, I decided to mind  my own business.
>I have noticed in the past that bumping into Leica using persons on  the 
>street is, more often than not, not an invitation for  conversation. 
>Although the rudeness of this last individual did  become a topic of 
>conversation between a number of us while we were  waiting for the action.
>Slobodan Dimitrov
>Studio G-8,
>Angels Gate Cultural Center
>Leica Users Group.
>See for more information

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