This is What Happens When You Get Caught Taking Candid Pictures of Strangers
4:20 pm, November 19th | by Colette McIntyre
Let’s be real: if taking pictures of strangers without their consent were a crime, there would be no novelty Tumblrs like “Big Man, Little Dog” or “Bros Eating Pudding Cups”* to peruse during our waking hours, and that would be a garbage-colony of a world that I want no place in. But just because we all agree that candids of an unknown man’s panda bear sneakers are a necessary evil, that doesn’t meant that any of us want to get caught mid-Instagram snap. Once upon a time, on a G train going far, far away, I spotted the kind of cutie that would make a wolf hit his own head with a mallet. Knowing I needed something for…”posterity” (that’s what we’ll call it), I turned off my camera phone’s flash and tried to sneak a photo. What I had forgotten to do was turn off the shutter sound. I’ve never heard a noise louder than that damn click. The dreamboat gave me a satisfied smile and I melted into a puddle of embarrassment.
In “Baby Pics,” friend of the site and hilarious comedy duo SRSLY captures what happens when you’re caught iPhone-handed. While appreciating cuteness isn’t a crime, trust me when I say that getting caught will send your ego to death row.