Frankly, I'm disappointed.
My back story is this: I recently started taking photos of high school football at the invitation of a friend of mine who is coaching the team. So, I've been working to build a business relationship with the school. Frankly it's been my first real push to make any real money from my photos.
Last week the team played against one of several surrounding high schools that are more... well off. The visiting team brought their own photographer. I'm totally ok with this, I regularly share the field with the school's yearbook and photo club students. I'm not worried about sales, and I'm not territorial.
What wasn't ok was the photographer's level of professionalism. When I tried to have a friendly conversation with the visiting photog, a guest, he was curt and rude. Additionally, he helped himself to the entire field and spent significant time on the home team's sideline. A fact the coaches were not happy with.
What's wrong with people? Can't anyone be professional and courteous? Friendly? I'm not stealing anyone's business. I didn't feel the need to get back to his side of the field, but I could have. Instead I tried to make nice, say "hi" ask him where he's from.