Then do not apply at the photo department at CVS.
If you read about my passport picture taking here.....then you know I said I was heading to Walgreens next. But yesterday as I left the doctor's office, there was a CVS staring at me. So I whipped into the parking lot and headed in....fully confident that this was meant to be and this would be the passport picture I was searching for.
I go in...and there is only one other visible customer in the entire store and she is in the opposite direction of the photo counter. The young, hip worker behind the photo counter didn't even flinch as I approached her. Again...there is no one in here, nothing going on. Just me. And her. And the other customer on the other side of the store.
Me: Yes, can I get a passport photo taken?
(points to the screen by their freezer........not a word...I AM NOT KIDDING.)
Me: Okay, let me know when you're taking it.
Her: Well, I'm zooming so now.
Me: (lots of nervous movements but staying quiet)
Me: May I see it?
Her: (flashes the other side of the camera towards me for a second)
Me: Can we do another one?
Her: (rolls her eyes)
Me: You don't really have patience for me do you?
Her: Uh, it's just I've already done like 6 of these this morning........
Me: My hair just keeps messing up.
Her: (in the flattest tone I've ever heard) ...there's a bathroom in the back if you want to go check it.
Me: No, it's okay. Let's just go with that one.
(I am realizing this is my problem...and I need to work on it inside my head....I know you figured that out already...I'm slow)
Her: It will take 10 minutes if you want to walk around. (no inflection, no smile....flat)
10 minutes later....
Me: Are they ready?
Her: Yeah. Look, I'm sorry if I was rude earlier. It's just I'm having a bad day.
Me: Yeah. Me, too.
(staying quiet....but fighting the urge to tell her about my gout, my cholesterol, my age, my thighs, my tooth problem last year, the dog peed in my daughter's bed.......)
Her: So, you want to go on a killing spree together later?
Me: Sure. You plan it, I'll go with you.
Me: Thanks, bye........
(smile that sympathetic smile that says I'm so sorry your job sucks...it must be so stressful to have to come out behind that counter and take a photo like 6 or 7 times a day....wow....)
And since you're dying to know. The picture sucks. So I know it's something I have got to get over. But if you know me, you know I tend to obsess. This is the Obsesscion du jour. And it's only cost me $24.00 so far.
Yes. That is how I throw my money around. Oh, and $80 on prescription meds yesterday.