When you are in a public space, do not turn to someone who has wandered up to you and bark out, "private conversation!" You don't have the right to tell others to fuck off in public space.
The person who did this to me was sitting in a chair talking at normal room voice to two or three others who were sitting in chairs that were at a distance of six or so feet. The convention is a shared space and no one has the right to tell others to fuck off in public areas.
It has happened before that a staff member who has to have a private conversation cannot leave the area because they are dealing with people or problems that cannot be relocated, and if that was the case even they can say it nicer, but what happened above was on the Monday morning after the con as everyone was leaving, so there are no excuses what so ever.
Person who barked at me, you owe me an apology.
6 years, 1 month ago
04 Sep 2012 18:07 CEST