111. Accidentally walking in front someone’s camera as they take a picture
At places like Disneyland, Hollywood, and pretty much anywhere you can find a Hard Rock Cafe, you will see people trying to take a picture in a crowded sidewalk. You’re walking and then suddenly.. FLASH!
What just happened? Am I dead?
You come back to your senses and look to your right only to see a group of tourists staring at you (along with those blue and green dots that your eye sees after a really bright flash of a camera), and a semi-smiling guy with a camera who tells you that its OK as he puts the camera up to his face again to attempt to take another picture. Well of course its OK, its just a picture! What’s more important here is the awkward feeling of knowing that for the rest of eternity that picture will have your big head right in the middle.. which was caught off guard!
In the Santa Monica, CA area, there are always people trying to take pictures with super random stuff. There was a walking sandwich waving at cars to advertise a local restaurant, and it was crowded with Asian people taking pictures with it, whilst making peace signs of course. But people have posed with even stranger things..
In their defense, I do agree that there are a few people and things that you absolutely have to get a picture with in your lifetime:
The Ronald McDonald bench statue provides a super cool picture opportunity for kids, and they’re all over the place! Some of you may argue that this might be promoting obesity and blah blah blah, well I guess its a good thing that television news stations don’t show faces when they make their daily report with footage of butts and bellies of random pedestrians.
Mickey Mouse has got to be one of my favorites! What sucks is that these characters come out only at certain times of the day, and when its time for them to leave they just walk away with their escort person and act like you didn’t just pay $89 to see the mouse and take a picture with him.
With some expensive-looking car. “Oh! You’re in the picture too,” someone might say to you after looking at such thing. I guess a picture next to or on a motorcycle would count also. If you’re a material girl, living in a material world (according to Madonna), take a picture with a purse or something.
With some exotic animal. Even though I’ve never seen the point to this, mostly because I feel bad for the poor animal, I’ve paid a dollar or five for a picture with a parrot before.. which I lost. (The picture, not the parrot.)
With mom! One must always take a picture with such a wonderful woman who once changed your poopie diapers and fed you nasty carrots and broccoli when you were growing up. Let us admit, it probably took a lot of strength to keep up with your whining and crying, so thank her, she deserves a picture with you!
What other people or things MUST you take a picture with in your lifetime?
- When the alarm beeps as you’re leaving a store
- When it looks like you peed yourself
- Meeting the parents