Ever since I bought my iPod back in August, I've been carrying it in my shirt pocket when listening to it.
I don't like doing that.
And, now I don't do it any more.
Just the other day, I finally bought a carrying case for it. It has a belt clip, and yes, I clip it on my belt. And when sitting at a desk, my iPod is on my right hip.
Think now, about the ear buds cord. You know, where it goes.
From my hip, across my lap, up the front of my shirt, across my tie, to my ears.
Every so often, though, the phone rings.
I'll reach down, lift the cover, hit pause, and answer the phone.
Sometimes, though, the call takes a while. I'll remove the ear buds and drop them into my shirt pocket.
Got the picture, right?
Okay, add this little scenario.
I finish a call, finish off my Coke, and head to the rest room.
Now, I haven't put the ear buds back into my ear.
The cord is still hanging from the iPod on my hip, droops across my pants, and up to my shirt pocket.
Now, if the ear buds are actually in my ears, the cord droops to about the level of the bottom of my belt.
But, if the ear buds are in my pocket, the cord droops to below my fly.
Don't get ahead of me, but yeah, you do see where this is going.
When standing at the urinal, there is the risk of the cord interfering with the stream, if you understand what I'm saying.
So, if you have an iPod with a belt clip, and you stand up to pee, don't put the ear buds in your shirt pocket.
I won't. Or at least, I won't do it again.