Day 15.

Today while in Seattle I saw a bus full of Japanese tourists exit the bus and pour onto the sidewalk at the Pike Place Market. At one point they were all bunched together tightly while listening to instructions. I saw a perfect photo opportunity. I ran over there and asked If I could take a picture with them all. I thought it would be fun. The response was a sharp “No.”
“Oh, ok. How about later?” I said. “Maybe” he said.

I will say the quick and matter of fact way he communicated didn’t exactly feel good. But I also know that all he said was no.  If I perceived him to be curt or sharp or unfriendly that was all stuff that I was adding to the experience. He wa