June 07 2010
This morning I was getting ready for my morning walk to dog park and got my stuff together— wallet, keys, iPhone, headphones. The big three. Anyway, I don’t like the white ear buds that come with Apple stuff. I feel like an Apple douche and I don’t think the headphones are loud enough– plus I don’t like how the buds fit in my ears. So I bought these random other kind that I could jam in my ears all deep and stuff.
After a couple months, these crap headphones started fritzing and soon enough one of the ear buds (left side) was out altogether. (They’re made by Griffin. Griffin Headphones.) Anyway, this morning I was reminded again of the fact that they’re broken with the one silent bud and I got annoyed. Not only because they’re broken but because I keep forgetting I have the ongoing project of researching replacement headphones which is on the list of 50 other things I’m not doing.
So today, with both buds in my ears and music playing out of only the one good side– I got out the scissors and decided to snip off the left bud cord. I was sick of it dangling and being broken. I was gonna rock my iPhone all old school one bud 70′s transistor radio style! But as soon as I snipped through the dead left cord– the music in the right bud stopped! Dead silence! I was like, ‘WTF, I only cut off the left cord! Why did the working bud need the other bud cord to function?!’
(Yes, I know I’m not describing this well but if you follow what I’m saying– you know what I’m saying…)
Long story not short enough— there was a pretty good reason the headphones stopped working. Click through for the photo of my now totally non-working headphones to see what I snipped…
Friggin total duh. Sometimes I get scared that I’m actually top secretly very stupid…
PS. If you have any good iPhone headphones that aren’t the standard ones– please post recommendations below.
PPS. I know the title of this post is the best part of this post…