Remember when you had to go buy a disposable camera and get your photos developed by a stranger? Well, the people who used to do that developing haven't forgotten. Probably because they saw so many weird and crazy photos.
This piece is based on an AskReddit thread. Link on the last page.
1. I used to work on a cruise ship developing film. Some guy would get films sent from his wife that we would develop.
Some of them were pretty raunchy. We assumed she used a timer to take these. But in one set of shots there was a mirror in the background. We could see that the pictures were actually being taken by their 11 or 12-year-old son.
2. A guy comes in saying he wants to pick up his photos, so as usual we take his name and go to the drawer to look for them.
"Hmm, nothing there by that name" I say, "Perhaps another name?"
"No" he says, so I asked when he brought the film in to be developed.
"It was a disposable camera" says the guy. I say, "okay, so when did you bring in the camera to be developed?"
"IT WAS A DISPOSABLE CAMERA" he says.
After a bit of toing and froing, turns out he took the term "disposable camera" literally, so threw it in the bin right after using it. When I asked him how he expected the photos to get to us from the bin, he said "I dunno, satellites or something?"
3. When I was about 16-17 I worked for CVS as a photo tech. I once had a roll that was a series of trophy pictures of naked women laying all in the same bed. The problem is I knew some of them were definitely under 18 as I went to high school with them. (continued...)