I love that headline from the New York Times story about a growing number of museums prohibiting selfie sticks. It has become pretty apparent to museum administrators that they don’t want the masses waving those sticks anywhere near their precious treasures.
As indicated by the New York Times article,
The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, are the most vocal about forbidding selfie sticks.
I don’t blame them. I own one and I can see how unwieldy it can be. They are fun to use a few times, but you are far better off asking someone else to take your photo. Everyone I know who tried a selfie device gave it up because it just took too long to unfold and set up, take the photo, and maneuver the smartphone camera so you didn’t see the stick.
On top of that, the sticks are just another thing to carry around. Did you ever notice, as we are getting older, we don’t want to carry any excess baggage? I drove Eliot crazy to buy just the right one for me. He bought two, just so I can figure out which one I liked best. They are now both stored on the bottom of my closet.