Another lesson I - and other people - learned during our trip to Florida: Beware of quick assumptions!
When we were stopped at an intersection a young man approached our car and motioned to my husband to roll down the window. I was suspicious because I automatically assumed that he wanted to sell us something (although he didn't have any flowers in his hand). It turned out that he saw the Terrible Towel fluttering from our window and wanted to tell us that he also was a Steelers fan.
The next day the hotel had set up a small sandwich/salad buffet for all workshop participants. As I and another female photographer entered the door an employee wanted to send us to the church meeting that took place on the same floor. I replied that there are a few women photographers out there. Granted, the majority of "students" were indeed male but in this day and age it bothered me a bit. Don't jump to conclusions!