SELFIE ETIQUETTE WHILE ON YOUR 30 PLUS TEAMS TOUR .

A  year  or  so  ago ,  at  an  Arizona  Diamondbacks  baseball  game ,  a  few  young  ladies  were  taking  pictures  of  themselves ,  doing  what  a  lot  of  us  do  with  our  cell  phones  nowadays .

No ,  not  make  phone  calls  or  send  a  lot  of  text  messages .

It’s  taking  selfies .

I  don’t  want  to  lie  and  say  that  I  would  NEVER  do  this ,  but  as  you  all  can  see ,  I  do.

A LOT .

Every  chance  I  get ,  I  take  a  selfie ,  but  I’m  so  not  feeling  the  selfie  stick  thingy .

Which  brings  me  to  those  young  women  enjoying  themselves  at  Chase  Field  in  Phoenix .

Many  people  seemed  to  be  upset  with  the  reaction  to  them  exercing  their  right  to  take  selfies .

Some  people  even  went  as  far  to  call  the  reaction  ”  sexist  ”  and  that  no  one  would  make  fun  of  them  taking  selfies  at  the  game  if  they  were  young  men .

You  may  wonder  just  what  does  this  have  to  do  with  travel  and  why  am  I  speaking  about  it ?

First  of  all ,  in case  you’ve  forgotten  this  isn’t  only  a  travel  blog ,  it’s  a  sports  blog  as  well  so  I  just  HAVE  TO  put  my  fifty  cents  into  this .

There’s  nothing  wrong  with  taking  selfies .

I’d  be  a  billionaire  for  all  the  selfies  that  I’ve  taken  on  my  own  30  Plus  Teams  Tour ,  no  matter  what  city  I’m  in  or  what  game  I’m  attending .

There  are ,  however  ,  some  places  where  selfies  have  NO  PLACE  on  a  30  Plus  Teams  Tour  and you  should  be  ashamed  of  yourself  if  you  take  one  in  any  of  these  places .

Houses  of  Worship ,  Arlington  National  Cemetery ,  Grant’s  Tomb ,  The  September  11th  Memorial ,  The  Pentagon  Memorial ,  and  the  Oklahoma  City  National  Memorial ,  among  other  places .

However ,  there’s  nothing  wrong  with  taking  selfies  while  you  and  your  buddies  are  enjoying  yourselves  at  either  a  Cleveland  Browns  or  Green  Bay  Packers  football  game  and  the  snow  is  falling  all  around  you .

Or  if  you  happen  to  be  standing  up  at  the  United  Center  for  either  a  Chicago  Bulls  basketball  game  or  a  Chicago   Black  Hawks  hockey  game .

Take  a  selfie  of  yourself  drinking  that  soda  or  beer  at  that  New  York  Yankees  baseball  game .

That’s  okay .

Which  brings  me  back  to  the  young  women  doing  their  selfie  thing  in  The  Valley  of  the  Sun .

Rule  number  one  of  a  30  Plus  Teams  Tour ,  you’re  going  to WATCH

a  basketball ,  hockey  ,baseball  or  football  game  in  a  city .

Take  your  selfies  BEFORE  the  game  starts ,  a stoppage  in  play if  it’s  hockey ,  between  innings  if  it’s  baseball   or at  halftime  if  it’s  football  or  basketball .

While  these  young  women  were  doing  their  best  Kate  Upton  and  Kendall  Jenner  impersonations ,  there  was  a  baseball  game  going  on .

Too  bad  you  all  wondered  why  everyone  was  screaming  and  yelling .

You  all  were  too  busy  trying  to  be  the  next  hottest  Brazilian  model  and  you  missed  a  game  tying  home  run  by  the  Diamondbacks .

Isn’t  that  what  you  all  went  to  Chase  Field  for ,  to watch  a  baseball  game ?

Oh ,  it  wasn’t .

Then maybe  you  all should  have  stayed  at   home .

 

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