However, one of the most questionable inventions besides the venetian-style glasses made popular by Kanye West is the Bluetooth earpiece/headset. It’s all too common of a sight. You’re walking past someone on the street that at first glance appears to be talking and laughing to themselves as if they have some form of mental illness. Before you have the chance to inform the authorities that there is an escaped metal patient on the loose, you spot that all too familiar blue glow coming from their ear.
You are a very important business person conducting very important business or someone on the cutting edge of technology. You are so busy that you cannot be bothered to hold a two-ounce cell phone the size of a matchbook up to your ear to talk. You need your hands free as you sit in a quite coffee shop or stand in a crowded elevator to gesture wildly as you tell the person on the other side of the conversation about your evening with the girl you took home from the bar last night. Because you don’t have a phone receiver near your mouth, you need to talk twice as loud just to make sure the person you are talking to can hear you – not to mention everyone else within a half-mile radius. When you sit down to speak with someone, you can’t risk missing an important call from the organizer of your live action role playing group so you refuse to take the earpiece or headset off. When you get in line to order a coffee or food, you make sure to continue taking the call just so you can confuse the person taking your order and annoy everyone in line behind you. When someone says something to you, make sure to give them a look like do you know who you are talking to before you go back to your conversation. Just in case you were wondering, yes we do know who we are talking to… “That Guy.”