(Today is a great guest post from Gabriel Lytle! Check him out on Twitter too @gaberuski!)
I’ve spied shell necklaces under a collar.
I’ve seen “Ice” swaying about one’s tank.
I even once witnessed pants touching the ground,
But there’s a new sheriff in town: In-ear monitors
In-ear monitors (aka “ears”) are high-tech earphones typically molded to fit snug inside your ear. You know, something a musician uses while performing.
I’m enjoying my job as a snobby barista, making lattes and denying room-for-cream, when suddenly a local worship leader walks in with them ears hangin’ low. Like, he got in his car with those on.
What’s my next move?
Do I say anything? I mean, if I won’t, even the lattes will cry out:
“Forgive me sir are those extra ears around your neck, or are you just happy to gram me?”
Instead, I give him the benefit of the doubt.
Instead, I convince myself that he hadn’t noticed two ear-molds weighing around his neck.
I tell myself, “At any moment, he’ll have to zip up his boots ‘n’ jet out of this God-forsaken coffee house, straight onto stage for a youth group that can’t wait for him to string his ears back down his shirt.”
I breathe. I assure myself it’ll all be over faster than I can say “4-count click set at 250 BPM”, when suddenly he presses his in-ears inside his actual ears (to, I honestly don’t know, listen to music maybe?).
Silver is the lining.
I sit back, call out “Latte to-go”, understanding full well… Bro can’t hear me.
Worship leader readers, (fun rhyme) have you ever done this?
Non-worship leader readers, (still pretty good) have you ever seen this?