Google Maps didn’t photograph my cats, although my living room window is clearly visible in their shot of my building.
Rather, they immortalized me (as well as a neighbor) leaving our building.
The friend who called this to my attention notes, “Looks like it was taken in April…the facade on the new vitamin shop hasn’t changed yet” (he strolled down the street to check).
It’s a weird feeling, all right. But blurry enough so I don’t feel violated or anything.
My friend added: “Now, of course, you need to Google your place of employ to see if they have you walking out of that.”
I don’t think I want to.
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