This week, the Smithsonian turned one of many latest museums worldwide to ban what’s going to absolutely grow to be the bane of our existence by the top of 2015: The selfie stick.
In accordance to the AP, “Smithsonian officers say this can be a preventative measure to defend guests and museum objects — particularly when museums are crowded with 1000’s of tourists.”
That’s proper. Put it away.
A number of different museums have banned the selfie stick, together with the Metropolitan Museum of Artwork and the MOMA in New York, the Nationwide Gallery of Artwork, additionally in D.C., the Museum of Positive Arts in Houston, the Museum of Modern Artwork in Chicago, the Getty Heart in L.A., and the Museum of Positive Arts in Boston.
The Seattle Artwork Museum has additionally banned the selfie stick.
Why? These items are harmful. And the common American has an extremely poor lack of judgment about how a lot private house they take up. Blame it on our automobile tradition. Blame it on our ridiculous-sized homes, however when it comes to sharing house with others and respecting their house we’re very unhealthy at it. Therefore, the convenience at which some fool from Cleveland can clock another person within the head with a selfie stick, or knock over an necessary sculpture.
It’s also at this level as a former subway rider that I make an impassioned plea to the individuals of Seattle. That vast backpack you’re sporting on public transit?
Yeah, it takes up the house of in all probability one other human physique and is knocking across the individuals behind you. You might be in all probability completely unaware of this, so right here’s a public service message: Take your backpack off if you get on public transit and maintain it by your legs. It makes room for extra individuals — and doesn’t hit anybody within the course of.
See? Higher already.