If you have known me for very long (and even if you haven’t) you may have noticed that I am not, shall we say “graceful.” I have the ability to trip over nothing. I can regularly say the absolutely wrong thing at the wrong time; it’s as if I don’t have filter. And I have been known to fail miserably when it comes to telling jokes. On any given day, I either can’t remember how to tell the joke (which I don’t realize till I have already started it) or I ruin the punch line.
The other day, at the gym, I was on the treadmill and watching the television in front of me. I had my headphones plugged into the treadmill so that I could in fact listen to the show I was watching. Then, all of the sudden…
In reaction to the electric shock I got to my ear drum, my head twitched to the right, my shoulder raised, and I grimaced. That was weird. I kept walking.
Ouch! Again with the twitch, spastic shoulder shrug and a constipated look on my face. What the…? I took out my right ear phone and looked at it as if it were possessed.
I got a glimpse of the guy behind me, on an elliptical. He looked away as soon as I made eye contact.
Awesome, this guy thinks I have turrets.
Why am I telling you this? In the event that you find yourself in a similar situation, do yourself a favor and take your headphones off. Save yourself the pain to your cochlear and your socical status.