Are you kidding? After what I saw May did to Ash in Petalburg since her family is so admired and visitors treated like dirt, Ash should've told May to stay behind since she's so loved. Any town that picks ribbons over badges really has a screw loose to give May THAT much love, sheesh! I hope Ash gets the respect he deserves by the time he leaves Petalburg. Max doesn't annoy anybody, it's May that has a few problems at times.