We have a law in Connecticut which mandates handsfree cellphone operation while driving. This was not my idea of a good time… or a good idea. But, of all the things to get a ticket for, this was an easy one to avoid.
I bought a Bluetooth headset off EBay. At first friends complained about the quality. I switched brands.
Over the weeks, then months, I’ve used it, something interesting has happened. I’ve grown to really like it. In fact, I like it so much, I wish there was a Bluetooth adapter on my home phone!
It’s really convenient. Holy mackerel – the government knew what was good for me and they were right!
There are, however, two problems.
First, I am often seen walking and talking and am them confused for someone hearing voices and/or talking to myself.
Second, if you’re wearing a Bluetooth earpiece, you look as dweeby as is humanly possible. Helaine and Stef have shown me examples of ‘hot’ rock stars transformed to doofusses by the mere insertion of the earpiece.
To add insult to injury, the earpieces all blink. I don’t just look like a dweeb, I look a Borg dweeb!
I have never been one to put fashion before practicality… to my family’s chagrin. So, I will go on wearing this hideous thing. But, they’d sure sell a lot more if they were better looking.