Won't you be courteous... Each one of us have been in this situation multiple times in requirements related to school, college, bank, employment, passport, visa, id cards, etc. We are projected in different sizes, backgrounds. In these situations the photographer is very courteous and says smile please or say cheeeeeez or some one good at it cracks a joke, makes you smile and clicks your picture. We too are happy seeing our pictures all in smiles most of the time. The passport photographs don't cost much these days and being digital it is faster too. In this scenario, the picture is the most expensive you would ever pose for and they don't have the courtesy to seek neither your permission nor say cheeeeeez before they snap. Why can't they be courteous enough? When I pay hefty don't I have the right to smile and be cheerful? What is this expensive snap? Oh it is the RADAR snap that flashes when you speeeeeed. Technology has advanced and why don't they communicate just while snapping so that I can smile and say cheeeeeez to myself because I want to look nice on the most expensive snap. Definitely I could have avoided speeding, saved the expensive snap, which most of us do while we know the placement of the fixed radars. This happens only where they keep mobile radars now and then. Either we stick to speed limits and smile for saving the fine or if they communicate just before the snap say cheeeeeez to yourself and look good in the picture. Because nothing can be done after that - why worry, be happy. I would relate this to life events. All of us are careful to avoid problems that we can visualize and avoid if possible or at least get prepared to tackle it with minimum disruption possible and keep smiling (these are sort of fixed radars) In the case where we are unaware of problems cropping up, why cry or feel sad? What difference would that make? Nothing. (these are sort of mobile radars). Hence let's say cheeeeeez to ourselves and smile all the way. That gives actually the confidence to better tackle the problem in hand. In this case let us be courteous to ourselves... A cool, composed and happy mindset works always in favor of us - do remember that be it fixed or mobile radar/problems.