Primo wants photos of himself standing in front of the yard signs for two city council candidates he is supporting.
Here's how it works.
We go outside.
I go back inside to put on my winter coat.
I go back outside.
He fusses with the yard signs.
Finally he is ready.
I take photo after photo after photo. It's cold and electrons are free. I try to get good composition with no trees coming out of his head and without his face being distorted.
Primo: Stopstopstopstop! Waitwaitwaitwait!
Primo: You're moving too fast!
Me: It's COLD!
Me, moving like a pro, talking to myself about trees and roofs and getting everything in the photo
Me: There. That's enough. Let's go inside. You can take a look at what we've got.
Primo: I CAN'T PICK FROM 20 photos!
Me: Why not?
Primo: I can pick from five. I can't pick from 20!!!! How am I supposed to choose?
Me: It's for a facebook post! That's not even about you! It's supposed to be about the city council candidates you support!
Primo: It's too many!
Me: Fine. Give me.
I scroll through the photos and instantly delete the ones that are OBVIOUSLY bad.
Me: Here. Look at these.
Primo: But my eyes are - squinty. That's why I wanted you to say, "One two three!" and let me pose!
Me: Ummm. But your eyes ARE squinty when you smile!
Primo: They are?
Me: Yes. That is how you look.
Me: Pick one. I'm cold. Those are good enough.
Primo [engineer stuff about how he will have to upload from my camera to his computer because if I message the photos to him, the resolution won't be as good]
Me [back to Chicago Med - yes, I am that lazy on a weekend. Don't judge. I had two major deadlines at work this week and I am wiped out.]