It was weird? I'm upset about it, although less now. Being upset is a waste of energy, but I haven't completely gotten over it. How should I let it not bother me?
So I was minding me own business, playing ninja turtles, then this middle aged woman (officewear, grey hair, in her 50s) takes a photo of my face. We're sitting right next to each other. I was taken aback, but I managed to put my system down and gave her a confused look. In response, she frantically puts her phone away then tries to stare me down (yeh... she failed, looking away for the rest of the trip).
I remained speechless. After a while, I took out my phone then took a picture of her... why? I have no idea. ('You took a picture of me, so I'm gonna take a picture of you?') She pretended not to notice. I guess if I see myself on a train pic website, I can put her picture up in response? o_O 'This is the woman who took my picture when I was playing ninja turtles.'???
I'm trying to think:
How should I have responded?
How much does this matter?
Was I doing something wrong for someone to photograph me?
If I happens again, I'm now prepared to ask if they've just taken me picture. At the very least, I could have embarrassed her by drawing attention to it.
I don't think it matters too much if my picture is distributed, because I wasn't doing anything wrong and I didn't look dishevelled or the like.
There were no elderly or disabled or pregnant people who needed seats and there were available seats.
What do you think?