If you are like me and haven’t been able to make it to the beach at all this summer, then you have probably also been avoiding instagram at all costs. In between all of the ice bucket challenge videos are perfectly filtered photos from people’s beach vacations. Fruity cocktails held up against backdrops of perfectly blue skies and lush foliage. Perfectly manicured toes nestled in soft white sand beaches. Celebrities living your best life. Perfectly tanned friends from high school taking selfies in front of glittering oceans. And don’t even get us started about those stupid hot dog legs posts. Nah, we aren’t jealous at all.
Okay we totally are.
And so are quite a few people it seems. At least, enough to make a fancy beach in the South of France ban selfies. That’s right, if you vacation at the Garoupe, they have put up “no braggies zones” with some help from mobile network Three. Get caught snapping a pic of yourself in these “no braggies zones” and you will get shamed by the Holiday Spam Police whose civic duty is to make sure you don’t ruin the days of us office workers. “Braggie” is what they call selfies apparently. And we like that term better. We get it, you’re on vacation. Stop. Bragging.
We know it sounds like we are making all of this up, but we promise we aren’t. This beach brag ban is very real, and something we are not sure how we feel about. On one hand, we like that we don’t have to be blasted with the photos, but on the other hand snapping a selfie or two while on vacation is fun, and a nice memento. If other beaches start adopting the practice, then we counter offer with letting us just take ONE and then putting our phones away. After all, we don’t want it to get sandy.
(h/t Daily Mail)
How do you feel about the beach selfie ban?
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