Before I got my camera, I would have said that all the world was my friend. Well, maybe not ALL the world, but at least people and animals that I encountered tolerated my presence.
Then, I got that big (well, not so big, but bigger than my old one) black camera, and now, NOBODY loves me anymore!
It may be the fact that I've gotten to be one of those people who hardly ever sets foot out of the house without a camera hanging around her neck. Those of you who do this probably understand completely. I mean, what if you walk out without it and (horrors!) some great photo op turns up? It's a frightening thought. But there are some who just don't understand.