Forums > General Industry > Why the discrimination against grandfathers?

Photographer

Rob Photosby

Posts: 3433

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Many people on MM have an unlimited supply of ailing grandmothers who are so inconsiderate as to die on the date of a shoot, which, naturally, causes the person to flake on other commitments.

So, when was the last time anyone flaked because of their grandfather?

Are grandfathers in such robust health that they never die or are they so considerate in scheduling their demise that they work around the commitments of every other member of the family or do we just not care as much about our grandfathers?

Oct 13 12 08:56 pm Link

Model

Genevieve Devine

Posts: 48

Saint Paul, Minnesota, US

Hahahahha smile

Oct 13 12 08:57 pm Link

Photographer

photosbydmp

Posts: 3808

Shepparton-Mooroopna, Victoria, Australia

i've had about 50 grandmothers die over the years never a grandfather, who new?

Oct 13 12 09:05 pm Link

Photographer

FEN RIR Photo

Posts: 720

Westminster, Colorado, US

Since women live longer than men, they are probably already dead.

Oct 13 12 09:08 pm Link

Photographer

ForeverFotos

Posts: 6646

Indianapolis, Indiana, US

Usually, dead grandfathers are left to bury themselves once they expire.......women's lib has gone a little TOO far I'm afraid.

Oct 13 12 09:14 pm Link

Photographer

R80

Posts: 2635

Marceline, Missouri, US

Two words:  Solent Green.

Oct 13 12 09:28 pm Link

Photographer

Studio La Donna

Posts: 423

San Francisco, California, US

Man do not count.... I always give fair warning to my models that their grandmother is going to die just before our session!

I had more than my fair share of dying grandmothers but never a grandfather. :-)

Oct 13 12 09:35 pm Link

Photographer

Glenns Photography

Posts: 228

PASO ROBLES, California, US

Hey!!! Let us grandfathers keep living!!! LOL

Oct 13 12 09:42 pm Link

Model

Jordan Bunniie

Posts: 1723

Los Angeles, California, US

R80 wrote:
Two words:  Soylent Green.

Fixed. smile

Oct 13 12 09:44 pm Link

Photographer

Karl Blessing

Posts: 30854

Grand Rapids, Michigan, US

Probably because like uncles, some folks don't talk about "that incident..." outside of the family.

Oct 13 12 09:49 pm Link

Photographer

R80

Posts: 2635

Marceline, Missouri, US

Jordan Bunniie wrote:

Fixed. smile

Thanks.  I didn't proof my typing.

Oct 13 12 10:40 pm Link

Photographer

Simmagination

Posts: 3129

Westminster, Maryland, US

There's planning that is involved when a Grandmother dies.  Grandfathers are usually just left at the edge of the woods for the wolves to drag away- certainly doesn't take all day to do that tongue

Oct 13 12 11:18 pm Link

Photographer

Karl Blessing

Posts: 30854

Grand Rapids, Michigan, US

Simmagination  wrote:
There's planning that is involved when a Grandmother dies.  Grandfathers are usually just left at the edge of the woods for the wolves to drag away- certainly doesn't take all day to do that tongue

Like you said, it's much harder to trick your grandmother into a car ride without some kind of rigorous planning. Where as for grandpa he'll hop into the truck in a heartbeat to get away from grandma.

Oct 13 12 11:24 pm Link

Model

Ivanafox

Posts: 979

Healesville, Victoria, Australia

Both my grandfathers were dead before I was born.
You should collect data before jumping to a conclusion. Maybe you should have done a poll instead to see how many grandparents an average model has and which sex are still alive. Probably an idea to include species since there is an indication that many models have grandmothers who are cats, since the 8 lives (or deaths) seems to be quite common.

Oct 13 12 11:32 pm Link

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Shot By Adam

Posts: 6651

Las Vegas, Nevada, US

Oct 13 12 11:35 pm Link

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Robert Lynch

Posts: 2485

Bowie, Maryland, US

Erik Ballew wrote:
Since women live longer than men, they are probably already dead.

Both of my grandfathers outlived both of my grandmothers by several years.

Oct 14 12 04:10 am Link

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Digitoxin

Posts: 13345

Houston, Texas, US

R80 wrote:
Two words:  Solent Green.

Yummy!

Oct 14 12 04:15 am Link

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Photographer

Rays Fine Art

Posts: 6598

New York, New York, US

In many cases, it's the grandfather that's standing there, holding the camera, waiting for the model to show up.

Oct 14 12 09:27 am Link

Model

Miroslava Svoboda

Posts: 555

Seattle, Washington, US

I only have one grandmother left, just saying. In fact no matter how funny you guys think you are lets not forget that a dying grandparent is actually a very sad reality for most people in their twenties and thirties. In fact this summer when may sister in law had to call in her employer I told her not to specify who and what and just tell them that you got a loss in the family and a funeral to attend. Now that's really sad, having to not be upfront and straight about matters because so many people are just weirdos and use it as an excuse.

Oct 14 12 09:39 am Link