Thursday, June 11, 2009

Steal My Identity, Give Me Wine.

What if you took a cute family picture during the holidays and then found that same one plastered on a storefront advertisement in the Czech Republic?

Well, that's exactly what happened to a Missouri family when their friend spotted a picture of them while driving through Prague, which had been posted on a blog and several social networking sites. The photo shows Danielle Smith with her husband, Jeff, holding their two small children in their arms. It's nothing short of adorable. You can see it on this Associated Press article written by Betsy Taylor.

"It's a life-size picture in a grocery store window in Prague — my Christmas card photo!" said Danielle Smith, 36.

I can't even imagine if that happened to me. Well, yes, I can. And ya know what, I wouldn't be mad unless the store was a gun shop or something. Then, I'd make 'em take my picture down or at least pay me. You can't just use a picture that doesn't belong to you or that you don't have permission to use. Still, who can be mad at the owner, Mario Bertuccio who said --

"We'll be happy to write an e-mail with our apology or a bottle of wine."

Yeah, I'll take some wine...a lifetime supply. Don't we all wish forgiveness could be as easy as offering a nice glass of Merlot?

The world would be a better place. A drunk one, but much better.

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