Earphones and Music

Holy Cow!! I just found out those white things sticking out of people’s ears are wireless earphones. It’s true, even the twins have them. I should have known sooner, but I didn’t realize so many people need to listen to music everywhere they go. I had previously thought they were a new style of designer earplugs designed to block out all background noise or tell people they weren’t in the mood to talk.

Ivy has wireless earphones, but they are black and connected to each other. She uses them to pretend she can’t hear me. Sometimes I do the same thing but, I don’t use earphones. Elaine uses earphones with wires connected to her phone. She doesn’t listen to music, just books; 1009 of them. She is really good at pretending.

I don’t listen to as much music as I did when I was a kid, but it amazes me how some people need it all the time. Music is usually played by someone on construction sites. I’m not a fan of that. If I need to talk to someone for instruction or to keep someone safe, I don’t want to yell over the music.

If I’m in a vehicle, I have on sports talk or talk radio, until Elaine says, “Do you mind if I turn this off?” It really doesn’t matter because her hand is on the dial before the words come out of her mouth.

Lately, I have been listening to music, mostly at work. Mostly at work, because I am tired of telling people to turn it off. I don’t understand any of the words. Most of it sounds like it is a language that is not English (It is not). Some of the music is beer. Some are about fishing with someone else’s girlfriend. Some are just loud and painful.

This past week I was alone doing construction paperwork on the computer before anyone else arrived at work. It was quiet and I decide to listen to some music on my computer. Usually, I listen to sports talk or Medical Monday to get the latest on the beervirus. I was listening to my style of music, southern rock! Lynard Skynard, 38 Special, Marshall Tucker, or the Allman Brothers band. You know, from when music was really music.