Rented car, drove East. Spent 3 days being automotive. What an odd culture it is!
On the drive back, I thought of a possible “solution” to recordings being “illegal” without permission. Ya know when you call customer service, you are duly informed that the call may be monitored? So, if’n I get into an interaction, I’ll duly inform (even if it has to be loudly) that “THIS INTERACTION MAY BE BEING RECORDED. THIS INTERACTION MAY BE BEING RECORDED. IF YOU DO NOT WISH TO BE RECORDED, KINDLY DEPART THE SCENE.”