Don't Be This Person (aka Is It Just Me, the Sequel)
posted May 21 2013 10:05PM
Is it just me or do you find it obnoxious when you're browsing the social media, and there are all these pictures of food? Like, as in people who are just sitting down to a meal and they take a picture of it? I don't like this for two reasons.
First, if I'm hungry I certainly don't want to look at a photo of someone's 18 ounce NY strip, you know what I mean? Also, if it's something weird or outrageous or gross there is a chance that looking at a picture of it might just spoil my appetite for whatever it is I'm planning on eating (which no one else will know because there will be no pics, but will most likely be chili. Or pizza. I'm rambling.)
As I've written here before, I think social media in general has many great applications. I think it's wonderful how so many bars to effective communication have been eliminated through the use of the internet.
Photographing your food is not one of these uses. I just can't get behind it. Of course, you're free to do it and I certainly respect that. But I don't like it, and I know I can't be the only one. Take pictures of the restaurant, photograph the parking lot, the traffic light, your highly attractive server, just please don't take pictures of your meal, or if you do, keep them private for your own enjoyment. That would be just fine. Cheers.