DS will be a high school senior this year and with that comes senior pictures. Having been through this twice already, I know I will have his taken by a family friend who is a professional photographer. The pictures turn out great and we get a huge discount. But in order for DS to appear in the yearbook, he has to have a picture taken in a tux at a local studio. But not just any studio. It's the studio that is doing the pictures for nearly every high school in five counties. And it's a zoo.
They sent us the slick brochure some time back offering several "packages." Basically, the package is the number of outfits and poses you decide you want and the corresponding sitting fee. I called the studio, saying I only wanted to have his yearbook photo taken. That's fine, she says. And it will be $25. That's to sit, not to get an actual photo to take home.
I realize the studio has to make money, but it annoys the heck out of me that I don't have a choice. (I did check in to this. The school only allows senior photos sent from this business. I'm not sure, but I think that's called a racket.)
Adding to the fun is the fact that it is a mere 102 degrees here today. And there was barely enough room for me to turn around in that place, much less a very large wheelchair.
Fun, fun. Let senior year begin....