I haven't done these for Ritter but I've seen so many people taking pictures of just about anything, I guess it would look normal. I was at a doctor's office a few weeks ago and a very old woman was taking pictures of a recipe in a magazine. She was using her smart phone. I think it's very normal now.
It depends on which gas station it is. The only gas station shops for Ritter that REQUIRE a dozen photos (or close to it) are reveal shops, so the employee knows you're there before you take any pictures that are out in the open. The other gas station shops are not reveal and you only need to take five required pictures and then any that show non-compliance areas - it's not too difficult to take the pics without the employees seeing you; it's more likely that a customer will ask what you're doing. And yes, you have an LOA in case an employee does see you and asks questions. That's only happened to me three times, I think, and I've done over 3,000 gas shops.
Not sure about the rest of the country, but 'round these here parts the crappiest has stations are the orange ones. I can't get away from them without nearly a dozen pics. They're a total mess, typically. Most of them are incredibly busy as well. I wish they were revealed so I could wear the vest. Just feels safer.
Seriously, nobody cares that you're offended.
I would suggest emailing the scheduler but I think you should still be able to wear the vest. I think y'all are blowing the whole no reveal portion out of proportion. There no reveal isn't so we remain anonymous, it's so we don't take up our time and the store employee's time sharing a piece of paper that they know is coming anyway.
Talking tough is easy when it's other people's evil and you're judging what they do and don't believe.
I used to be very sneaky when taking photos for this company, but after a while I stopped worrying about it so much. I still try to stay out of view of the owner or employees when possible, because I want to get out of there as soon as I can and I don't want to take the time to explain myself. It also helps protect my anonymity for future shops. But when I have to be obvious to get a good angle or to be safe, I don't give it a second thought. I would even wear a vest if I thought it necessary.
The Big T-Bone way works best for the Ritter covert shops. The Bone has an iPhone and a pair of LG Tone headphones he wears around his neck. The Bone goes for the Tone because there is a built-in earpiece. The T-Bone method is to approach the counter with my purchase and then act like he's talking to someone on the phone. Then the Bone wanders around outside getting the good shots with his iPhone while he's talking into the LG Tone.
No one comes out to ask the Bone what he's doing. They think the Bone is just talking on the phone and drinking a Red Bull.
So how many trolls are in this thread? Between all the toggling and the posts being deleted, the thread barely makes sense anymore. But then again, bgriffin rarely makes sense. I find Ritter shops great for quickie fillers.
Three trolls? Or one troll with three personas? And apparently one of them is obsessed with bgriffin. I guess toggling doesn't work when the other posters quote the person being toggled. I find Ritter shops great for quickie fillers.