Dale Henry was all set to take a photo of his wife Jane alongside her new car when they were interrupted by a stressed woman who wouldn’t stop apologising.

“At first I didn’t know what was wrong with her, she was very flustered,” says Dale Henry. “She stopped walking abruptly and kept saying ‘I’m so sorry, I didn’t mean to get in your photo.

“It’s believed the 74-year-old woman’s behaviour was heavily influenced by days gone by, when cameras used rolls of film with a limited number of exposures, normally 24 or 36.

“As politely as I could, I explained to the woman that there are no limits on a number of photos taken on mobile phones,” says Henry. “If someone gets in your photo, you can always delete it and just take another one. No big deal”

Onlookers say the woman took the news quite well but remained flustered and red in the face for quite some time after the incident.


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