Honestly, you people cannot be serious.
First, we tell you to stop taking selfies.
Two days later, we showed you the dark extremes the world of selfies can take you to: a $15,000 plastic surgery bill just so your next profile picture or Instagram shot will look slightly better.
But apparently our efforts were unsuccessful, because now we have this: a Maine teenager visiting colleges in Florida tried to take a selfie with a seemingly-friendly squirrel and, in the least surprising turn of events ever, the squirrel attacked him when the flash went off.
The Associated Press reported that after 17-year-old Brian Genest took the picture, the squirrel scrambled underneath his shirt and clung to his back. It’s hard to say whether the animal was simply scared or actually trying to punish Genest for taking pictures of himself, but the best part is that the teen’s mother caught the attack on camera and it is delicious.
It’s okay to laugh because Genest’s mother, Paula Wright, said neither man nor beast was injured in the incident. But as you enjoy the humor of all this, maybe take a lesson from the past week: selfies can get you killed, can put you thousands of dollars in the hole, and even get you into a situation where the only logical next step is a rabies shot. So save yourself the trouble and just don’t take them.You can reach me at email@example.com. Follow me @dougsaffir