At the Southwest SFO check-in counter a few minutes ago. The desk guy tells me that my bouldering pads are oversized: each one is 67 linear inches (width, length and height added together) and the maximum allowed is 62. He'll have to charge me $50 per item. I smile, beg for mercy, he won't budge. Ok, you got me.
I give him my credit card, he takes forever to process it. In the meantime I check my email with my phone, almost a reflex at this point.
Guy: "Sir, by any chance did you take my picture?"
Me: "What? No, I was checking email."
Guy: "Ok, because some people take our picture and that's illegal."
Of course, Guy never told me that I could have simply tied both my pads together and paid $50 for one oversized item instead of $100. I bet he gets two "employee of the month" credits for making Southwest $100 (and deeply annoying a frequent flyer).
About the illegality of taking his picture: WTF.