Sooner than we realize, it will be time for the dreaded school picture.
It used to be that for the rest of eternity, only the top half of the outfit was to be visible. All the parents of yore had to do was convince their child to wear at least a semi-decent shirt or sweater, and comb their hair. Depending on the age group, both of those things can be tough. They were then good to go, and the biggest worry was that whatever was deemed in fashion at the time wouldn’t look supremely horrible in twenty years. Although I think it is some sort of family tradition to go through the photo albums and make fun of the way your parents looked. And no, I won’t be posting any of my class photos, thank you very much.
The class picture is a torture that everyone at some point is forced to endure. There are basic pointers to follow, such as avoiding white and making sure the remnants of your lunch and/or breakfast are no longer adhering to your face. Even with these well-known safeguards in place, there are those who still manage to bungle it.
Ladies and gentlemen, I give you an example of how not to look for the class picture, courtesy of none other than Mr. George Clooney, circa whenever-bad-bowl-cuts-and-large-glasses-may-or-may-not-have-been-hip. My friends, study this example and learn from his mistakes, I beg of you.
Even though I am slightly traumatized by this picture, I want George to know that I totally blame his parents.
There will be a quiz on this later.