Office Building Security Guard Is No Shutterbug
Sandie Maxa


By chance, I've been to two meetings in the same office building in the last six months. Given its location across the street from Grand Central Station, the building follows a tight security protocol. So, both times I visited, I approached the security desk to sign in.

I'm used to providing a photo id and being asked to give my name, time of appointment, client contact, etc. But I was surprised the first time I checked in and was handed a VISITOR label with my photo on it. I didn't see a camera or know a photo was being taken.

On my second visit to the building I saw a small, black orb-shaped device but wasn't sure 1) if it was a camera or 2) when it would go off.

The result? The worst id photos ever taken.