I have this quirky little thing about me…I don’t like to be bothered.
A few months ago I was at the airport and I was hungry as ever. I went through security and walked up to the only food place that was still open (I tend to fly at night.) I grab my sandwich, go sit down, and I see this man across from me chatting it up with two ladies. “Oh he’s a flirt” I thought and then I prepared myself to eat. A few minutes later the women get up and I say to myself “Oh no, he’s going to start talking to me”. I quickly grab my iPod and put in the earphones.
I’m a stinker, I know, but I didn’t feel like being flirted with.
The man says “That’s a big sandwich.”
I heard him, but I pretended as if I didn’t. After all, I had on headphones.
Then he clears his throat “AHEM! I SAID that sure is a big sandwich!”
I did all I could to not laugh as I got up, walked to the other seating section, and enjoyed my sandwich.
People don’t care if you are wearing headphones or not, if they want to talk to you they will, but still I don’t want to seem rude so my iPod makes my life easier by giving me an excuse to block out reality.