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July 18, 2009


Get That Bluetooth Headset Out of Your Ear Fool

by David Spira

I am by no means the final arbiter on “cool,” but I know uncool when I see it.

This month’s Wired cover perfectly captures a pet-peeve that has been driving me nuts for years.

Brad Pitt Wired Cover

The text to the right of Pitt’s head reads: “Ditch the headset. He can barely pull it off – and you are not him.”

Walking around with a headset hanging off your ear is not cool, regardless of how much it cost, what color the LED glows, or what nifty shape the manufacturer pressed the plastic into.

This is a guy thing, I can’t recall seeing a woman ever try and use a Bluetooth headset as a fashion statement. Since it’s a guy thing, I am guessing that the people who wear headsets around the clock probably think it’s futuristic, commando-ish, or it makes him feel like a superhero. Let me assure you, it doesn’t.

Unless you are on the phone so often, and making calls to a ton of different people, take the thing out of your ear when you aren’t talking on it. Taking it out might not make you look cool, but it will help you avoid looking like a tool.

"Take that headset out of your ear fool! And stay in school!"

“Take that headset out of your ear fool! And stay in school!”

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3 Comments Post a comment
  1. Mark
    Jul 18 2009

    Can I get an AMEN!!!


  2. Simon
    Jul 18 2009



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