Selfie sticks break. And when they break, they break our hearts. Or at least this is what these 24 (now former) selfie stick owners would say...
Below, a look at the pitfalls, betrayals, sadnesses and perils that comes with the responsibility of being a proud owner of the noble, yet under-celebrated selfie stick.
When The Selfie Stick Breaks:
Your life, as you know it, is pretty much over... immediately.
I broke my selfie stick so I don't want anyone to talk to me ever again— alaina (@trustmedaddy) January 14, 2015
I broke my selfie stick last night so my life is basically over— james cam (@James_Cameronn) December 29, 2014
It is an extremely sad time for all.
When my selfie stick broke my heart broke I'm not ok
— Hannah (@hannah96pirie) January 11, 2015
Literally so sad that I broke my selfie stick. #cryeverytime— Crystal Leung (@xcrystalll) January 8, 2015
LAST NIGHT I BROKE MY SELFIE STICK AND BROKE DOWN IN TEARS I CRY I CRY— joey (@joewoofbarker) January 1, 2015
And the loss can occasionally lead to sleepless nights...
5 am thoughts and I'm really sad that my selfie stick broke :-(— Rachel Yalowitz (@bammrachel) January 8, 2015
And sometimes, the sadness turns to anger...
Nah I'm angry! My selfie stick is brokeit was in my car I checked today and it's somehow broke— ellieeeee. (@rizahu_ellie) January 10, 2015
I broke my selfie stick tonight n I have never been so angry in my whole life— Michael Hart (@mikehert_) December 26, 2014
Sometimes, the stick itself causes the problems...
i took rlly good pool photos with my selfie stick then my phone broke so i cant get the photos im furious— zoe (@zoee_janoskians) December 30, 2014
@LittleSea I warn you I broke My Phone with a selfie Stick its dangerous— Little Sea Europe (@LittleSeaEU) January 12, 2015
Used the selfie stick, dropped my phone. Broke my phone— Brittany Norburn ✝ (@brittynorburn) December 9, 2014
Tragedy often strikes way too soon.
It's been 2 hours and I already broke my selfie stick I'm so sad— Lauren Smith (@laurencsmith_) December 25, 2014
I broke my selfie stick and I've only had it 10 minutes— Emma. (@emz_ph) December 25, 2014
I'm very sad that my selfie stick broke after the first day of using it :(— Jenny Huynh (@xjhuynh) January 7, 2015
And tragically, in many cases, the stick is broken by ones closest to the stick owners...
Can't believe Sarah broke my selfie stick last night— keely (@keelycolman) January 16, 2015
gabby broke my selfie stick. idk how. but she did.— MiRΔNDΔ (@MirandaSpinosa) January 15, 2015
John broke my selfie stick— tran. (@jessixvv) January 14, 2015
... And the list of betrayal is endless.
JOEL BROKE MY SELFIE STICK— Mattie Griffin (@mgriffin826) January 1, 2015
Grace already broke my selfie stick. It was fun while it lasted— Lily (@lilyolivia2) January 14, 2015
But much of the time, the culprits are actual FAMILY MEMBERS...
Sticks are broken by siblings...
Can not believe my brother stood on my selfie stick and broke it— Mia (@MiaDermott) January 10, 2015
I got a selfie stick for Christmas and my sister broke it 15 minutes after I opened it— Marisa A. Rodarte (@MarisaRodarte) January 16, 2015
My cousin broke my selfie stick pic.twitter.com/8IfJlnNI8D— Nicole❤ (@Inkylicious) January 16, 2015
And dads... ESPECIALLY Dads.
Dad just broke my selfie stick fuming out ma but man— Hope (@hopeturriff_) December 25, 2014
Gutted that my dad has broke my selfie stick before I even got the chance to use it— al (@alexhodgkiss_) December 26, 2014
i cant believe my dad broke the selfie stick!!!— Jamie Mayo (@jamiefmayo) January 6, 2015
Luckily though, the final moments of the selfie stick's work do get to live on...
Pics before my selfie stick that my mum bought me broke pic.twitter.com/DIwgP301tB— 1x1 (@josephstewart95) January 2, 2015
Last selfie before I broke my selfie stick pic.twitter.com/KDjFQQUNlp— baemax (@WolfErnie_) December 26, 2014
All in all, it's a tough, tough world for the lowly Selfie Stick owner.
i broke my selfie stick whilst trying to take a photo of the roof
— Ash (@Ashlee_bowler) January 9, 2015