Wednesday, August 08, 2007

'ear we go again...

Some time ago I made the mistake of buying some of those 'in ear' headphones for my iPod (other players are available). They came with three sets of rubber nipple thingies, you're supposed to select the perfect fit for your ear (everyone knows their ear hole size right?), slip one onto each earphone then away you go. Genius. Except I keep losing the bloody things. How? I don't know. Somewhere between ear and tasteful carrying pouch one of them keeps making a break for freedom. Normally I track him down, cowering under a chair or something. But today the little bastard finally got away leaving me with just one good ear. I then had to face my long walk home either listening to stuff in mono or holding the rubberless 'phone in place with my hand (risking piercing my brain with the hard plastic spike that the rubber bit normally slides onto) and probably getting arrested for looking like even more of a looney tune than normal. Crap. Now I don't have the right size of rubber thingy to fit into my ear, so I'll probably have to spend thousands of pounds on expensive earhole surgery...or find another rubber thingy...which will probably cost even more. I chose to walk home in silence in the end...well I say silence, if you can count police cars screaming past, people honking at each other and junkie crack whores trying to scrounge money off me as silence. Arse. Crap. Arse!!!! And relax...

2 comments:

Ken Davidson said...

Baron! Not sure if this will work but try looking at packets of little grommets available in hardware and car spare shops - the brand is usually OddPak or summat. You may get the size that'll slip on just enough to form a seal - then use a spot of araldite (or similar) to stick the blighter in place. It'll be near permament, but could still be hauled off for replacement.
Or noise cancelling 'phones?
DocD

The Baron said...

Cheers for the tip Doc. Sadly I'd already plumped for the ear surgery and now resemble one of those bats...you know...the ones with really big ears. That way I can just stick my whole iPod in there, with speakers, and voila!