Mo has just left to go to a photography course with my camera and I am doing what any stereotypical man will do when faced with someone knowing more about a gadget than they do. After over a year and thousands of photos I am actually reading the manual!
I am glad I did. Apparently in California you are advised to
wash your hands after handling the power cord as you will have been exposed to lead? I will now view every power cord with suspicion, but the one that most caught my eye was:
‘be careful not to put your fingers or fingernails in your eye’ (when operating the camera)
It appears that the bar where common sense might be expected to be the norm has been lowered to the stage where we will only be able to function if we have been told the right way to do anything. The good news is that you can then sue when you pop out your eyeball with your finger or maybe just for the trauma of a near miss and a red mark on your forehead? I can see lawyers rubbing their hands together in glee at the prospect or are we already there? Judging by how much insurance costs are rising there are a lot more accidents in our ‘safe’ society.
So how do we teach our kids common sense? One to ponder and another post.
And yes I did learn something useful about taking pictures.