My roommate convinced me to go to SF Fleet Week late last year, and I thought it would be interesting to photograph. But I wasn't interested in the air crafts at all. I was more in awe of the massive crowd that the event drew and curious about why so many other people were so enthusiastic about it.
One thing that I quickly noticed was that I was the only female among the camp of photographers by the Municipal Pier. This didn't bother me until I realized that the Asian man who pushed down on my shoulder so that I would sit down and he could see politely asked my male roommate to sit down without laying a hand on him.
In fact, this is how the conversation went between them:
Man: Excuse me sir, can you please sit down?
Roommate: Oh yeah, sure man.
Why didn't I deserve the same treatment?