I have a new pet peeve. And while it may seem like I do nothing but bitch and moan in this blog, I have a surprisingly low number of pet peeves. I hate, hate, hate being hung up on. And there are a dozen or so little things that bother me (just kidding, maybe half a dozen). But this one is a new one.
You know those wireless Bluetooth ear thingies? What is up with people wearing them all the time? Are you really so important that you need to be able to answer your phone and begin speaking within seconds of it ringing? It’s annoying enough just seeing them, but it’s even worse when the person begins speaking before you realize that they’re wearing one and not actually talking to you.
Our real estate agent has hers on all the time, although I’ve never seen her talk into it. Unless maybe it’s on all the time and she has someone feeding her her lines. “This is the kitchen. Oops, no, I mean it’s the bedroom.”
I received a photograph at the newspaper today where the subject had one of those doohickies in his ear in the photo. Really? You couldn’t risk missing a call for the 4.78 seconds it took to snap the photo? Is this thing really so hard to install into your ear that you only take it out to shower and sleep?
Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for people using headsets rather than risking their life and mine on the highway by trying to hold a phone to their ear while they drink coffee, shift, change lanes, honk and apply makeup. But is it necessary to be poised to answer a phone call all the friggin’ time?
While I’m on the subject, you know another thing I hate? The overuse of italics. How ironic, huh?
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