Selfie Sticks: Banned at Many Tourist Attractions
I snagged this photo of a young couple snapping a selfie in Salzburg, Austria. And while the allure of a greater point of view in front of some famous tourist landmark is clearly understood, just imagine the scene if everyone had one of these things.
Can you just imagine 200 people standing in front of the Mona Lisa, all with outstretched selfie sticks? I bet that would be annoying enough to cause an international incident.
And, as the sarcasm in the someecard suggests, not only are selfie sticks annoying to some folks, museums and tourist attractions all over the world have started to ban the selfie stick citing safety concerns. And just imagine this headline: Man Slips and Slashes Priceless Painting with Selfie Stick. :O
To get a better idea of this brewing problem, just do a Google search for selfie stick, or go to Twitter or Instagram and use #selfiestick. People are mad about their selfie sticks.
Here’s my thoughts: instead of potentially annoying everyone around you with a selfie stick, how about creating a nice interaction with another human being and ask them to take your photo. Sound good?
What are your thoughts?
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