Ah yes, old people and cameras. The two are inseparable, and I hate them both equally. HOWEVER - when you put them together they become one of most irritating forces on the god damn planet.
Getting old stinks, we all know that. We know when you start getting up there relatives start ignoring you, grandkids don't really want to be around you...you just end up being very alone. Boo Hoo. This is where the problem starts though.
Once an old person sees that $7.99 CVS disposable camera...holy shit do they all get the brightest idea. HEY! I'm gonna start documenting everything I see. Every family outing they begrudgingly invite my wrinkly old ass to - I'm gonna take a picture of everything. Barbecues...Graduations...Holidays..oh I'm taking everybody's picture.
Now, lots of people like taking pictures of special occasions - so be it. But the elderly...not only do they take more pictures than any other demographic - just to hang onto those pathetic memories - they DON'T EVEN LOOK AT THE PICTURES WHEN THEY'RE DEVELOPED. Oh sure they flip through without even holding the pictures individually and then there they go into that dusty old drawer in the dining room. And don't forget! Old people always go for that 2 prints deal at the local supermarket developing lab! They have DUPLICATES of all these pictures they'll never look at!
I gotta endure flash in my face after flash in my face while staring at these shriveled up mugs with the receded gumline and their long yellow horse teeth showing. Then they want a picture with ME in the photo with them. So they then shuffle over while I just have better things to do - like pick my ass - so they can put that shaking, shriveled arm over me while I have to endure the smell of moth balls and that shaky, weak "smmiilleee deearrr.." out of their pie holes.
There's plenty more to hate in the world, so old people with cameras get an 8 out of 10 on the ol' Hate-O-Meter.