I was in my favorite bookstore café Saturday enjoying a pleasant conversation with a friend who shares my interest in photography.
All of a sudden, from my friend’s row of seats, a very nasty man stood up and told us both to "Shut up! I'm trying to read." Judging from his speech, he must have just been transported from way up north or maybe an alien planet. He was so rude.
I told him to lighten up--the café is a social atmosphere with some degree of noise: Music playing, ice machines cranked up and children playing about...that if he wanted it quiet he should go to the library or to church.
He used some profanity and threw out a few goddammits whereupon I explicitly told him not to take God’s name in vain. He said, "What God ?"and walked off fuming, as I told him he should go to Rosh Hashanah services, instead.
Naples is a relaxed, happy and laid back coastal town where nearly everyone wears a smile. So if any uptight grumpies out there are planning to visit, leave the attitude at home, grab a swimsuit and try not to swim with the sharks… heh-heh.