Long, long ago – 1984 to be exact – when I first started worked for Texas Instruments in Dallas, TX, I worked part time at a 1-Hour photo. Prior to moving to Texas, I had worked in another job doing the same thing, part time. I really liked it a lot and figured, why not continue?! So, since I worked 2nd shift at T.I. (3:00 PM – 11:30 PM), I took a job developing photos from 8:30 – 2:00 PM (That didn’t last long because, one needs rest, even at the tender young age of 22!)
I hadn’t thought about that job in quite a few years. Today, I went to CVS to print my new passport photos – time to renew that bad boy so that I can get back up in the sky! Anyway, they had a couple of choices – Immediate prints, or One-Hour service. What’s that you say? One hour service is the slow option? Also, no one to help you, just a touch screen and your memory device (USB stick, iPhone, SD card, etc). Plug it in, select what you want, pay for it, wait a few seconds, and out pop the prints. Easy-Peasy-Lemon-Squeezy[Old Geezer Mode On]
Well, back in my day, we used to have to drop the photos off at the FotoMat, wait a few days, then come back and pick them. Yes! Days! Now, I imagine that folks may be a bit perturbed to have to wait hours to get their prints … if they are even printing anymore!
[Old Geezer Mode Off!]
That was a fun little trip down memory lane. There was some bit of anticipation/fun in waiting for your prints to come back … also, a large measure of disappointment, at least for me, seeing how many shots that I “missed”. Well, as they say: Being good at something just means that you survived being bad at it – you kept on! 😀