You take pictures all the time but any snapshots on your phone or camera can be instantly deleted and never thought about again. Not so for your school picture, which will last for all eternity and come back to haunt you over and over again. So this picture day arm yourself with some smooth hair, good gloss and a few little white lies…
During Gym Class
She said: Coach Trotter, I’m sorry but I can’t do PE today. I have cramps.
She meant: What I have is hair that I spent 45 minutes flat ironing this morning. And I’m not going to run laps and look like a poodle.
To Your Frenemy
She said: You got your makeup done? Aww, that’s so cute. Me, I just photograph well naturally.
She meant: Natural = up at 5:30 am doing my makeup, and spending the last three weeks posing in front of my webcam to make sure I have my ideal angle down pat.
At the Mall
She said: Where are your headbands and plaid blazers?
She meant: This year’s look is Blair Waldorf. Definitely. But knowing me I’ll definitely look like some deranged child actor instead.
To the Photographer
She said: So I’m thinking that for this shoot we should go, like, retro and glam. Thoughts?
She meant: Do not tell me to just sit and look at the camera! This is our chance to make artistic history. Those basic bitches behind me can just WAIT.
When He Tells Me to Smile
She said: I am smiling.
She meant: I am not smiling. Victoria Beckham doesn’t smile in photos and neither shall I.
If Your Friend Takes a Gorgeous Picture and She Didn’t Even Wear Makeup
She said: Oh Kate you look great. Jusssssst greeeeaaaaat.
She meant: I am hideous and I’m going to die alone. And it’ll be 11 days before anyone even knows I’m missing and by that time I’ll have been eaten by a pack of wolves.
When You Get the Pics Back
She said: Oh my GOD are…are my…eyes crossed?!?
She meant: Sigh. Looks like I’ll be breaking into the yearbook room and cutting my pic out of every one of them. Just like last year.
What are you going to wear on picture day? Do you freak out about having your school picture taken? Do you have a picture day horror story to share? Tell us everything in the comments!