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Things are created for a reason. Someone sees an opening, and they come up with something to fill it. That is how the selfie
stick was brought into the world.
At least that's how I imagined it all
A selfie-stick, for those who don't know, is a long pole that attaches to your phone. It helps you take a
picture of yourself that's not quite as close up as the typical selfie. It is genius really, but it looks ridiculous. Just like Spanx, the selfie stick was a much needed necessity in our
Selfies have taken over our media, social networks and our
conversations. I even have to deal with my 7-year-olds asking to borrow my
phone to take a selfie. Selfie sticks have created stars, saved
marriages, helped you record your kids recital without standing up the whole
time and simplified the process of getting your entire family in a single
Still, I was reluctant at first when I received a self stick as a present this Christmas. I
opened the package, looked at my girlfriend and asked her, “Why, would you get me this?
I wanted a GoPro." Being in my 40s, I still would like to keep any remaining
coolness factor that I have left. This present screamed YOU ARE NOT COOL
Although I was scared, I set it up anyway with my blue
tooth. I quickly realized taking pictures couldn’t have been easier. Of
course, my girlfriend was right once again. (But please don’t tell her that.) My
mind changed: you can be cool and own a selfie stick.
The best part was that I was in the pictures. I couldn’t
believe it. The angle the pictures are taken at also help keep you looking long and lean. You get to have the cheekbones that you often lose from bad photos. This selfie stick was
about to change my life.
I immediately felt guilty for judging the tourists I saw
in Beverly Hills using them all over Rodeo Drive. I had even tried to run one over. Thankfully, I controlled myself.
I couldn’t get over the fact that I was in the pictures with
my entire family. Since I’m always the one taking the photos, I am often left
out. But now it will all change.
It’s time I stick up for the selfie stick and
recommend you buy one before they all sell out. Definitely go for one with the
blue tooth connection, since it makes it easier to take the photo.
Don’t be afraid of what people will think. Defend your
decision to friends who will think you jumped the shark. Use some of my one-liners:
sticks are a conversation piece. They will help in making new friends wherever
you go. Like actual human contact.
sticks are here to stay. You can fight it all you want, the youth
has spoken. They always win.
sticks can be used to fight off an attacker.
sticks can be used to hold your phone when you are tired.
sticks can be used to take a photo from a distance of that attractive parent at
sticks can be shared amongst friends.
sticks can take excellent group selfies.
sticks can be bejeweled.
sticks can fit into your carry-on suitcase.
10. Selfie sticks can be used to see what your neighbor is