The following is an excerpt of a converstation between a random guy at my street corner and a homeless woman thereabouts. Oh, and the guy had white earphones on.
Random Homeless Woman: Oh, you have yourself one of them iPods huh?
Random Guy with iPod: Why, hello. Yes, I do.
RHW: One day, when I get rich and famous I am going to get myself an iPod.
RGWi: Uh, you don’t, errr, yes, good idea.
RHW: The sound quality must be awesome huh?
RGWi: It’s pretty good. I like it.
RHW: You know, once I publish my best selling book and get famous, I will have one of those. But first I have to write it.
RGWi: Yes, that’s a first step.
RHW: Wish me luck.
RGWi: Good luck with your book.
RHW: Thanks! Have a nice day.
RGWi: And a good day to you too ma’am.
Now you’ll begin to wonder, given the ease with which he was maintaining the conversation, whether he actually had a player or was just sticking the earphones into his ears as a fashion accessory.