Drone, Bye

27th April 2017

Man takes drone out for a sunset flight, drone gets shot down

I read this article and did a slow clap for the shooter. As you know, I love a robot, and still the drone situation is beginning to chafe. Hear me out.

A few months ago we were staying at a hotel, and our room had an attached private patio surrounded by a high wall. Ozzy ran out into the patio after our bath, so I chased after him in my altogether because… private patio.

I’m standing in the silence for a minute waiting for Ozzy to finish playing with rocks, making sure he doesn’t shove one in his windpipe, when I notice this annoying whine. It’s sort of like a broken industrial fan, and the sound is getting louder and louder. Finally, I look up and see a creepy-ass photo drone hovering over naked me and my naked child.

Hear me, friends. If I’d had a BB-gun on hand, I’d have dropped that Minority Report Mosquito out of the sky like:


And then I would don a robe, gather the broken toaster pieces and pop them in the pool.

Sorry about that $3K, bro. Find another hobby.

6 thoughts on “Drone, Bye

  1. Courtney L

    Totally agree. My sister lives on a hill and when her boys are out in their yard playing, a drone regularly appears and lingers longer than any of us are comfortable with. Creepy.

  2. Oana

    The hell! I would have thrown rocks at it too. I’m not a gun advocate by any means but this would be an exception I’d make.

  3. Carla

    What an awful invasion of privacy! Did you complain to the hotel management? I probably would have forgotten I was naked and thrown rocks and tried to hit it with a stick or something. Then plead the mom reaction, you know, protecting my child!

  4. Kate

    Totally agree! I think drones are just the dumbest hobby ever and I don’t understand more people are not angry about the total invasion of privacy they often constitute. Go play with some other toy please.

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