On Wednesday of last week I asked my ten-year old to take my phone and use the camera to get a photo of my back. He did so and then we scrolled through the pictures to see if he’d been able to get a good one. He pointed to this one and said “You look like a guy that’s been shrunken down and got a woman head put on him.” It made me laugh. You see, he wasn’t trying to be rude at all. He knows I like muscle and that I’m always chasing just a little bit more so it definitely wasn’t a mean dig.
I took a look at the picture and I had to concur. I wouldn’t say I look like a shrunken man but there IS something off about this photo. I think my head looks especially giant…or something. Together we decided the reason the photo looked strange is that my phone was broken. That’s it…a broken phone! Clearly, the camera suffered a catastrophic malfunction. Good thing we figured out what the problem was.
This just goes to show that while photo documentation is a great tool, you’re not always going to like what you see (especially if you have an enormous Tweety-bird head in the picture). It’s a good time to have a laugh and move on.