Robt Knapick
Robt Knapick voted up PJ Stein's answer

I am going to play the devil's advocate here.

Why do people try to hide from the world by wearing earbuds? If you are in close proximity to others it is considered rude by many to totally ignore them and escaping behind earbuds leads to that. I have seen all to often where people, especially … Read more

Robt Knapick
Robt Knapick voted up DDX Project's answer

Because people are generally social creatures. Even early in the morning when I'm out jogging people still take the liberty to take one earbud out to smile, wave, and say hello.

I'm guilty of  jogging straight into a Whole Foods with my earbuds still on to pick up some groceries. Poor folks trying to talk … Read more