Everyone who knows me very well knows that I really don’t like to take “people pictures.” I do, however, from time to time practice with my grandchildren and family.
Occasionally I will have some photographs (usually of the grandchildren) printed at a Walmart about 15 – 20 miles away from my father’s home town so that he can quickly and easily pick them up. He then will have something to show around town and talk about with friends and neighbors; entertainment for a couple of days, if you will. Quality is not the most important concern for these photos; ease of acquiring the images is!
Through the Internet, I uploaded and placed an order this weekend. My father was supposed to pick the photos up today.
I got a phone call from him just a few minutes ago saying the Walmart photo lab wouldn’t let him pick up the order. They said the photos were made by a professional and were copyrighted.
At age 88, my father didn’t understand all of the commotion and couldn’t see why he couldn’t pay the $.61 for the three photos his daughter took of his great-granddaughter and go on his way.
These are the photos that caused the commotion —
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I guess I’ll have to go to plan “B” to get daddy the pictures! 🙂