I Love Me
We took the ferry from Pier 39 to Sausalito, about a 30 minute crossing, to walk around the village and to take in supper. The ferry departed at 5:00pm. Our return crossing left Sausalito at 8:00pm. We enjoyed a wonderful evening and we were fortunate to be seated at the Horizon restaurant’s best table. The table offered a spectacular view of the San Francisco skyline.
Back to the ferry trip. There were a few other tourists on board and one couple in particular caught my eye.
They were taking pictures. A lot of pictures. Perhaps hundreds of them over the course of the ferry crossing. And, when I saw them strolling through the village of Sausalito, they were still taking pictures.
Pictures of themselves. Over and over. They would ask other tourists to take pictures. Of themselves of course. And, where that was not possible, they had perfected the technique of taking their own pictures of themselves. I could not resist. I took a picture of them taking a picture of themselves.
This is a curious phenomenon indeed. My 18 year old daughter often borrows our digital camera for her own purposes. When we get it back, invariably there are literally dozens of pictures of herself, taken at arms length while hamming or smiling in front of the lense.
I personaly don’t pretend to understand the mind of an 18 year old woman.
p.s. I have 4 daughters and a wife….all 3 of said daughters female siblings display the same tendencies. My wife and only son do not. Go figure!