WE all have moments in our lives that we’d like to forget. Unfortunately, other people’s cameras ensure some moments will stay excruciating forever.
Most teenagers have a time when hormones are raging and you’re looking like a particularly unappealing pizza. Sadly that time coincides with school portraits that can be transferred onto mugs, calendars, and mousemats. Don’t press too hard on the mousemat, just in case.
World book day
The day when every primary school child dresses up as a weird-looking Harry Potter or Hermione Granger. Still not as bad as having pretentious parents who send you as Jules Verne’s Phileas Fogg, or, if they are keen Christians, in an old dressing gown as Jesus.
Toothless school photos
If your parents truly loved you they’d incinerate those school photos of you in the ‘inbetween teeth’ years, instead of using them as mantelpiece decorations to shatter your self-confidence every time you see them. Your hair will be laughably shit, too.
At uni sucking on a bong
What could be worse than being snapped sucking on a mighty bong at university with red, bleary eyes? Probably wearing a Che Guevara t-shirt at the same time, although it’s many decades after the 60s and you don’t actually know anything about him.
And any youthful pretentious phase
Harmless, but if you went through a phase of dressing as a French philosopher or Kate Bush, you’ll wish you had a time machine to go back and stop photographs being invented.
Being carried by police officers
Maybe it was a bad pint. But it wasn’t. It was all the other ones and the shots. It took two coppers to get you into an upright position, and there’s a suspicious damp patch on your trousers. Good job your mates had their phones handy or your new girlfriend might never have seen this magical moment.