When I was 16 I applied for a job at Circuit City (rest in peace). I thought I would become a cashier but they decided to put me in the computer/photography department of the store. This was my first introduction to photography, having to learn the cameras inside and out in order to sell them. This is also around the time I scraped together enough overtime cash to buy my first camera, the Canon Rebel XTI. May this also be a lesson that anyone working in the computer or photography department section of an electronics store most likely has no idea what’s going on.
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