I don’t know how to put this, but I’m kind of a big deal.
- Ron Burgundy
When a person wears a Bluetooth headset during dinner at a nice restaurant, he/she is announcing to the the world that either A) I’m very, very important, or B) I’m a massive tool.
On a recent Saturday night at Farmers Fishers Bakers, my friends and I spotted the guy at the table next to us rockin’ the Bluetooth on his right ear. He appeared to be on a date.
I didn’t think much of it at the time. A little tacky, but I figured he had his reasons for needing instant access to his phone. I ran through the possibilities:
He’s a doctor on call. He works on the Hill and is trying to put an end to this sequestration nonsense. He’s a Metro escalator repairman. (In which case his phone would be ringing off the hook.) He works with Claire Danes at the CIA chasing Abu Nazir.
In Washington, anything’s possible.
My friend Liz was less forgiving. She was outraged. I forget her exact words, but the gist of it was the guy was a d-bag.
The more I thought about it later, the more I agreed. I mean come on, don’t we have any manners left in this world? I can only imagine what the poor date was thinking.
Liz sent me an email later summing up the sentiments.
I think that’s rude. You are SOO important you can’t remove your Bluetooth while we share a meal at a restaurant?? I don’t think so. I am feeling pretty confident that when Barack Obama sits down to dinner with his family, he isn’t wearing a Bluetooth. Michelle would NOT put up with that nonsense.
Guys, don’t be that guy. Put the headsets away.