I’ve heard people saying that wearing a pair of AirPods makes you look like a douchebag. Well, I don’t know about that, but it fits my story.
A couple of years ago I bought myself one and actually I really like it. While working, I still use the regular wired EarPods because I wear them for several hours, and the AirPods’ battery doesn’t really last that long. But they are really handy for when I go to the gym or doing dishes or cooking, for example. Not having a wire on the way is great, and its Bluetooth works flawlessly.
Anyway, another day I was walking my dog and listening to a podcast with my AirPods when a lady approached me and started asking me something. I couldn’t hear a thing she was saying. So to pause my podcast, I double tapped the right AirPod with my finger. But she didn’t know I was pausing my podcast so I could hear her. She thought I was signaling her something like, “Hey, I can’t hear you” while not removing the AirPod from my ear to give her attention.
She thought I was being rude. I tried to explain to her that I was just pausing my podcast to help her out. But everything happened so fast, and she just walked away pissed off saying she just wanted some directions.
I guess the next time, I’ll just remove the AirPod from my ear.