Pike Place Market is not only a tourist attraction (Try convincing the locals of that). It is an actually functioning market that locals DO shop at. So therefore, if you're a tourist visiting the Market, please be aware that locals do attempt to use the market as much as possible. Don't stand in the narrow aisles gawking at the fruit. Please move to the side so that others can pass. Also, don't try to walk with your entire group through the market. Be polite and walk in a front-to-back line, instead of a side-by-side line which again, blocks the narrow passageways.
If you want to talk to your friends or gab on the cellphone, please be polite and not only move out of the center of the aisle where people are walking, but maybe step outside so that you're not blocking the stalls which rely on sales to stay open.
Do not try to park at Pike Place Market. It is impossible. Park in the public parking garages on Western Ave. Do not get feisty with the locals who are just trying to buy flowers or some veggies. We have just as much right to be here as you do. Please be respectful of others and don't block the aisles. I knwo there's alot to see here, and you want pictures of everything, but if you must take pictures, do it from the edges of the aisle, not the middle. Do not stand in the middle of the aisle and talk with your friends. Do not allow your small children to run around the market unattended. No, they can't have 'just one flower' for free---the flower ladies and gentlemen are dependent upon people buying their flowers.
Please realize that Pike Place Market is no more a tourist attraction than Safeway is. It is a functional, operational market. It is very interesting and very diverse, but please be a respectful tourist and understand that blocking the aisles and gathering around the booths does not do any service for the local merchants.