September 06, 2006

The Curse of White Headphones

I’ve had to stop warning people I see on the street with their iPods hanging out and their white headphones dangling from their ears. I’ll still do it if I’m in the elevator at work with someone who has one and is about to walk out in the direction where I got robbed, but otherwise, even in close proximity to the mugging, I just can’t be the crazy lady who rushes over to tell you to be careful. When I do have the occasion to warn someone, they get freaked out and run away from me. Perhaps it’s because I point at my neck and say “Oh yes, I even got my throat cut for it!” Yah. They don’t seem to enjoy that.

I probably also shouldn’t be surprised when I see my friends sauntering around town with their iPods in view and their white headphones dangling. But I am surprised. Every time.

Not that it matters, I had black headphones and it was stuck in my pocket.

Oh well.

Posted by allison at September 6, 2006 03:38 PM