For those of you who don’t know I am a student but currently working at a major electronics retailer (yes, the one that just came to mind) in the digital imaging department. If you’re not familiar with modern compact camera jargon the big thing these days is face detection, smile detection, blink detection, etc. This is where the camera detects first of all that there is a human face and maintains focus on it, and secondly gives a warning if you take a picture and someone is not smiling or they blinked, etc. etc.
So this adorable middle aged Asian woman comes into the store and I ask her if she needs some help.
She remarks in a thick Asian accent, “Yes, I need return dis stooopid camera.”
I said, “Well what’s the problem?”
She says, “It stooopid.”
I was like, “Is it broken?”
She says, “No, it stooopid… I tell you already.”
I urged her to be a little more specific so I could find her a “non-stupid” camera.
She said, “It stoooopid,,, I buy camera to take pictures of family and grandkids and it be stupid all time and make hard to take picture.”
I asked why it was hard to take a picture…
She said, “Caz I get stupid message after every picture that say “Ought Oh,, Someone Squinted,”
“Nobody squint damnit; we just Asian….”