imagine this: your phone, which resembles a boxy wristwatch, vibrates to tell you there is an incoming call. no one around you will hear this, but they will see you react, a subtle change in facial expression as you raise your hand, tapping two fingers rhythmically together to answer the call, and then … i am not making this up … you stick your finger in your ear and begin talking.
you carry on an animated conversation, with your finger stuck in your ear. people around you back away slowly, convinced you’re either (a) insane, (b) communicating with the mother ship, or (c) both.
and besides, didn’t your mother tell you not to stick anything in your ear? except your elbow, of course.