The other day I was walking down the sidewalk, close behind a woman wearing an iPod. That in itself isn't such an noteworthy occurance for I have been known, on occasion that is, to actually walk a tad.
Like from my office to the parkade, from the car door to my front door... you know; that inconvenient thingy some people call "exercise".
Anyway, what made it noteworthy was that it got me thinking about the hazards of wearing an iPod-like-device in public.
We've all read about the potential for hearing loss, ear infections or being distracted from treacherous traffic conditions... yada, yada, yada.
But I have now discovered the WORST menace yet from wearing ear buds among the general population. And I shall forgo the fame and fortune I would most certainly garner by publishing my findings in some Hoity-Toity Scientific Journal™ to instead announce it here as a public service to all
The absolute most wretched danger from wearing ear buds is:
The wearer not realizing they're singing horribly off-key at the top of their lungs to an awful song they don't even know the words to.
At least it's incredibly hazardous to those of us forced to listen whilst walking behind them.
* The HTSJ is apparently the best one. Or so they claim.
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