November 19, 2013

Photo fatigue

My friend Mark once explained to me that while he loved cats, he is not interested in seeing photos of his friend's cats. (I myself am generally up for any cat-viewing on offer.)

Last week, I had the realization that I don't care for viewing photos of strangers' children and grandchildren. I have a dear friend who whips out her phone photo album every time we get together . . . . I don't know those people, much less their descendents!

Now I realize that I have been in the habit of sharing photos of our part-time cat, Inky. In other words, I bore my friends with pictures of a stranger's cat. To everyone, I can only say "mea culpa."

1 comment:

offkilter said...

Having just posted my first cat pic on FB, I guess I have to modify my statement. I'm not interested in pics of anyone else's cat... unless they make me laugh! I think the same might hold true for others' kid pics, though "heartwarming" might also be an acceptable category.