The Bluetooth Is NOT A Fashion Accessory

blue tooth beard[Reposted from Oct. 19, 2009; From The Church of Facebook: How the Hyperconnected Are Redefining Community, page 147]

A quick, moslty useless thought for a Saturday morning:

I feel the need to point out that a Bluetooth device is not a fashion accessory. It is stunning to me how many people—mostly young men—walk around with them stuck in their ear despite the fact that they aren’t even using them.

Yes, I can see the value of hands-free communication while driving. I drive “hands free” all the time—that’s why God gave me knees.

Likewise, if your hands are full—say you’re carrying an icebox with a live human heart in one hand and a vial of toxic material in the other—then it is okay to use a Bluetooth.

But if these are the not conditions you find yourself in, then at no time, and not under any circumstance, should you be caught wearing such a device.  Amen.

(“Wise Man” photo by Blake Little)

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Posted on November 26, 2011, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 10 Comments.

  1. That was good. Driving with your knees , ha. I am still laughing.

  2. Maybe it’s just a location thing, but it’s not the younger men that have their Bluetooth in their ear all the time around here. I see it in the 50+ crowd, so they look especially (thinking more politically correct here) idiotic (so much for being PC).

    Maybe they are just wearing hearing aids and think if it looks like a Bluetooth ear piece they just won’t look as old.

    • Too true, my friend.

      • Your articles are for when it absteuolly, positively, needs to be understood overnight.

      • I think that kids or no kids, it's harder to make new friends as an adult. Maybe we have more defined and varied interests? That's too bad that you aren't connecting with the "mom groups". What about your before-kids friends? Even if they don't have kids yet, I bet they'd be more interested than you'd think to hang out. Girls night in after the kiddos go to sleep can be fun.Good luck.

    • Nei det der høres ikke mye moro ut nei! 😦 “bit tennenene i sam21n&#82me; og hold ut! NÃ¥r dette er over, sÃ¥ hÃ¥per jeg du slipper noe mer med de tannlegene pÃ¥ femti Ã¥r, minst! 😉

  3. I just discovered your blog. I’m laughing. I’m subscribing.

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