There are so many awesome things to do in Nashville it’s ridiculous. So please tell me why so many people think that taking pictures of murals embodies what it means to be in Nashville?
Taking pictures in front of murals is idiotic and unoriginal. You have to be a simpleton to find this entertaining or artistic. Moreover, waiting in line to do so makes you appear like a sheep. I blame social media for planting this idiotic trend into the minds of visitors and locals alike. Snapchat and Instagram are plagued with this tired portrait of stupidity.
Let me break it down for you, so you know why this trend needs to be taken out back and shot.
1.The thing to do!
When people come to visit they are told that this a thing to do. Yeah, for tourist, who would pass up the chance to tour the Ryman so that they may wake up early and stand in line for a wall. Literally, you are standing in line for a wall. This isn’t Disney World! No one gives a flying hoot about seeing the same photo everyone has posted a thousand times. If you want to have the same experience as your unoriginal friends, then, by all means, waste an hour of your life to stand in front of a wall. I’m sure the conversation will be riveting while you wait in line with strangers. “Where you from? Oh, Chicago? Me too!”
2.You are an extreme Inconvenience for everyone.
I feel like this shouldn’t have to be said (nor did I think that the news would have to tell grown ass men and women not to stare at the sun, but one eclipse proved me wrong), but don’t stand in the middle of driveways or garage entrances. Seriously, don’t do it. I can not tell you how many times I have turned down the alley to go to Edley’s and have been met with a line of morons blocking the drive. Get the hell out of the way.
It is extremely disrespectful and y’all look like a selfish queue of dim-witted elementary children! How would you feel if I showed up to your house on a Saturday to take pictures with 20 of my friends in front of your mailbox? You would think I am an inconsiderate jerk who ought to be shot. In short, stop blocking driveways! It’s that simple. Your parents told you about standing in the road when you were a kid. Listen to ‘em!
3.It’s unoriginal, and it makes you appear unoriginal.
“Everyone is doing it. If all your friends jumped off a bridge would you do it too?” Ah, a timeless question posed by many parents through the years and still holds true today.
Just because everyone is doing it doesn’t mean you should do it too. You posing in front of I Believe in Nashville says nothing unique about you. It’s been done before. It’s been done figuratively by almost everyone. It has been so overdone that it’s tacky. Move along and do something else.