Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Candice hates people who wear Bluetooth headsets all the time

Don't get me wrong, I think bluetooth headsets are great for particular purposes. Sitting in traffic, for instance, is a great time to whip out that earpiece with the blue flashing light and jabber away while simultaneously cursing the people who stopped to stare at the accident ahead.

However, WHY THE HECK is there this entire breed of cyborgs (HA!) that insist on wearing the stupid things everywhere they go? While shopping, during lunch, during dinner, during meetings... while taking a dump. Honestly - who are these people that think that a) they are so important that they are going to get that many calls in a day and b) they are incapable of holding a phone to their ear? It is one of the most annoying things to see people talking to themselves, or think that they're talking to you, only to find that they're just letting their friend know that Kenny Chesney doesn't believe in marriage (true statement). Do these people wear them to bed? While they're "getting intimate" in the bedroom? Why-oh-why do your hands need to be so free exactly?!?


And, it looks totally stupid. Do you really want to be known as "Bluetooth guy" for the rest of your life? If there's one way to up your douchebag appeal, may I humbly suggest this route.

5 comments:

crash-dev said...

I'm with you Candice. My roommate has sooo many phone etiquette issues that I have learned to live with. The bluetooth one is one of the most annoying.

But for me, at the cubs game on Sunday, there was a HUGE man sitting behind me, and the only thing bigger than him, was his bluetooth headset. He was also the most obnoxious fan in our section. I think there is a correlation there worth thinking about. He didn't even make a call or talk on the phone the entire time, but luckily he had this thing protruding from the side of his just in case...

Gender analysis time: Anyone ever seen a woman doing this crap? I never have.

The only people who I am cool with this are cab drivers, but I believe we already had a post about Chicago cab drivers.

Cy said...

I was at a bar in Minneapolis once, and there was a guy there seemingly by himself leaning against a wall, sipping a beer with one hand, the other hand in a pocket, looking around with one of those "I know I'm not talking to anyone, but I'm the coolest motherfucker in this place" looks on his face, and he had one of those fucking bluetooth things sticking out of his head. And he did that for at least 45 minutes, because that's how long I could take it before I had to get the fuck out of there.

Even worse, this was a really loud bar, so the only reason he could have possibly been wearing that was to say, "Hey ladies, who's got two thumbs and is super important? This guy!" Which, incidentally, is another huge douche bag move.

Kathleen said...

Omigod, I went to the movies the other day, and the guy two rows in front of me was wearing his bluetooth headset throughout the entire movie. BLINK. BLINK. BLINK. So here's to you, Mr. super annoying self-important bluetooth phone guy.

Jon said...

Cy. Two things.
He's cool b/c if he DIDN'T have that headset, he wouldn't be able to say "who's got two thumbs and is super important". BUT, he would have to drop his beer to the floor.

I, on the other hand, have a bluetooth that I have to wear to talk on my phone normally b/c it's broken. So I look like an idiot sitting, doing abso-frickin-lutely nothing, talking to myself.

Mikey K said...

so at my old company, which rhymes with "epic," we had a new employee in our group. he came to a team meeting of 7 people with his bluetooth in like no big deal. my boss, who's a big, laid back dude who wore shorts and no shoes around the office, was like "hey, uh, are you on a call or something?" dude said no... "can you take that thing out of your ear?"

he was let go soon after. not sure how much that headset had to do with anything, but...