With School Shoots and Cat Shoots, I've been more than willing to share access and photo opportunities with fellow CSers. Unfortunately, recent series of events have left a very sour after taste.
Latecomers and No-shows are already not polite. At least 1 or 2 had some decency to call later or SMS or PM to apologise for not making it. Then I got Clubsnappers who sign up for a shoot, then be late or no-show, and then call someone else in that shoot to arrange to join the group. That is not exactly courtesy - it shows no respect whatsoever for the organiser(s). Why did I PM my contact number to those who signed up in the first place? So that they may contact me.
What happened with the cat outings has turned worse. Somebody have been returning to my friend's cat sanctuary... and feeding the cats BAD FOOD! Worse still, they have gone to my friends and claimed to know me, etc. It is absolutely nothing wrong if you wish to take cat pictures, but don't fling my name around. And DAMMIT, don't go feed the strays bad food! Whoever you are - you've gotten 5 of Auntie Bella's cats sick with the Whiskas cereal you sprinkled around. And now she and the CWS folks are blaming me for it.
By record of this post - I shall not be organising any more open school shoots or cat shoots.