Day 16 of the 20 Days of Chill writing challenge brings the topic, “Selfie Nation.”
A few weeks ago we were treated to a special “behind the scenes” at our local zoo. Five off us were led around the back, through a special building and right up to the giraffe area….. WHERE WE WERE ABLE TO FEED THE GIRAFFES!
We were given instructions on what to do and not do. No touching because they don’t like it, don’t feed them dropped carrots and be careful because they have a lot of spit and you just may end up covered in drool. Giraffe drool.
Imagine standing behind a fence and having giraffes walk right up to you to eat out of your hand. It was magical.
As we began feeding them, taking pictures and snapchatting the zoo keeper gave us a tip. “If you stand with your back to them and hold up a carrot you can get a good picture.” I turned to her and said, “You mean you are teaching us how to take giraffe selfies?” “I sure am!”
Even at the zoo, it is a selfie nation!