This just reminds me of the good old British regard to customer service I received in Arran one time....had gone lunchtime and we stopped to try and get a bag of chips before the ferry...place was quite busy and the reply I got from the slightly less than happy lady over the counter was, "..the fryer's not been on all day and I'm no putting on just for you...". Needless to say we left.
As for voting to cut your nose off to spite your face, they complain when it's quiet and no tourist money but the moment it gets a crowd...it's shut the place down to day trippers or passers through. They say the West Coast is the friendliest place too...maybe they meant Ireland?
I think once this blows over, the crowds will disappear back to Europe...it's just one of the problems having neighbours with 61 million folk.