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You want my money? Take the headphones off.

Last updated on December 1, 2018

There are times that I know I’m getting old. I’m trying to avoid EOG or Early Onset Grumpiness but, just like Mr. Jack White croons, I’m finding it harder to be a gentleman every day.

For example:

We hire lots of ‘kids’ at work. These are young people, mostly fresh out of college or with just a bit of work experience, who are smart as whips and techno savvy. But it both irks me and confuses me that many walk around with ear buds jammed into both ears. All the time. How can you notice me or listen to me if you’ve got Moroon Five pushing into your eardrums at a meeting? I don’t get it. I don’t get why the company allows this. I don’t know if they have super-duper new buds that allow them to listen to several things at once or if they are just nodding their head because they see my lips moving but the 1950s in me says that it’s just plain disrespectful to cover your ears when talking to another human being. Crap-o-moly. Take those things out of your ears.

What I see when you wear headphones

Then, yesterday, I was in an airport looking through one of those kiosks set up to sell you high-priced junk. I had a question about said high-priced junk and looked at the clerk to catch her attention. She smiled at me and then went back to staring into space. I’m sure she was much too occupied with whatever she was listening to with the bright-red donuts she had strapped to her head. I assume that these are the fancy and laughably expensive Beats and I just beat-feet out of there. If you can’t respect me enough to at least act like you are listening to me then I simply have no time for you. And don’t even ask about my money.

Cheers! Kind of…

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