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Dude! Where's My Camera?

Friend KD showed up at my door with a new camera and a 6 pack, which he worked on. Not me.

I put his Samsung point and shoot together for him. Made sure it was working. Showed him basic operations on the thing. Nice little camera. Lotsa MP. Seems to take fair pics. Slow though. My little point and shoot LUMIX seems to be faster. Though not by much.

Sumbitch would NOT stop taking pictures of me. Even though I asked. Nicely even.

It was then I noticed I needed to put some food in him before I sent him on his merry way. Ordered Chinese delivery. We pigged out on that.

Once he was nicely sated with chinese take out, I asked to see the camera. And DELETED every picture I was in. Yes, even the ones where I flipped him off. I did ask nicely…

Once he was full of food he bailed and went home. He’ll sleep well tonight I’d venture. Supposed to come over tomorrow so I can show him how to iPod. We’ll see if he makes it. I’ll install his camera software too. Might as well.

He was supposed to go to his Mom’s this afternoon and didn’t make it. I warrant he’ll be making THAT trip tomorrow.

He’s really wrestling with elder care issues right now. I wish I could help, but I’ve got very limited experience with that kind of thing. His Mom is in her 80’s. My Dad died when I was a teenager. He was in his 40’s. My Mom went in the late 80’s. Yeah. That long ago. She was 58 at the time. And there are times where I’m grateful. Like when I see friends struggling with things like this.

Makes me feel or sound like a selfish bastard, but I wasn’t responsible for them going when they did.

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I may get out of here for a bit tonight. Haven’t decided yet.

Been fairly productive, did a lecture or two for my photography class. (I’m taking the class, not teaching. *grins*) Stripped some speaker cable so I can use the wire to hang pictures with. Straightened up around here a bit. Listened to some tunes.

Haven’t picked up my Xbox controller all day. Until about 10 minutes from now, any way. Some Borderlands 2 is about to take place.

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elvenforever
Nov. 11th, 2012 07:23 am (UTC)
Good for you for deleting the pictures. I only take pictures of people if they've given me permission to do so, with few exceptions like people in scenery photos. :)

Everybody experiences parental loss differently. Mine are still going strong at 76. People on both sides of that family usually live to be pretty old. My mom's mom was six months shy of 100 when she fell and broke a hip. I've only lost one aunt and an uncle so far, speaking of other relatives.
texasts
Nov. 12th, 2012 03:29 am (UTC)
Yes. It was perfectly within my rights to do so. He already knows I do not like it.

Most all of any of the "elders" that meant anything to me (ever) are gone. Only have 1 uncle I know of that's still above ground...
kabuldur
Nov. 11th, 2012 11:05 am (UTC)
Cool idea to delete the photos :) And nice of you to help your friend.

You're not really uncaring. You feel for your freind. That's caring. Your parents died relatively young, you have no experience. Dealing with elderly parents is a difficult, demanding job. Not everybody's cup of tea.

That's cool that you're taking photography classes, too :)
texasts
Nov. 12th, 2012 03:24 am (UTC)
If you ask me not to, I will not photograph you.

If you photograph me, you need to ask.

The classes are kind of fun at this point. I've learned some things I didn't know about theory. And composition. It's going to be interesting from this point on I think.
anita_margarita
Nov. 11th, 2012 08:55 pm (UTC)
I dealt with my elderly mother and while it was very difficult, I wouldn't have asked a friend to help. It would have upset and embarrassed her, and .... it's just not their job.
texasts
Nov. 11th, 2012 10:35 pm (UTC)
He hasn't really asked me. I'd just like to offer something.

He's out of his depth and it bothers him. He doesn't know what to do...

And I don't have a clue what to tell him. Or what direction to go in.

Edited at 2012-11-11 10:37 pm (UTC)
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