Tiny ear syndrome. I have it. God forgot to take into account ipods when he designed my ears.
Most headphones don't stay in my ears . . . well, I guess I should say earbuds, rather than headphones.
This is mostly a problem when I run.
I remember when I first started exercising at a gym. I was 18, I had a discman and these kind of headphones:
They would also fall off my head during rigorous activity, plus they would bleed black ink onto my shirts (from sweating and whatnot).
Plus, my discman would skip with every step I took (while running that is). But that's not what we're talking about here.
I think ipods were already available at this time, but they were mostly for the rich and famous.
I purchased my first ipod when I was 21. I had just transferred to San Diego State and I wanted to fit in with all the ipod wearing students. They were so cool.
It was worth every penny. But I didn't spend a whole lot of time exercising back then, so it didn't really matter.
I feel like I'm getting off track here. What I'm trying to say is that earbuds are made for giant people ears.
I went looking for a new pair of headphones today, I wanted some that hang over your ears. That way they won't fall out when I run . . . which is my main problem.
I used to have a good pair, but I took them for granted. I threw them out when my apartment was attacked with bird mites because at one point they were crawling all over them and I didn't want to have bird mites crawl into my brain through my ears. You understand.
I thought I would just be able to go buy another pair when I needed them. I can't find them anymore.
DAMN MY TINY EARS . . . no wait . . . DAMN THOSE EARBUD ENGINEERS AND THEIR NOT TAKING INTO ACCOUNT PEOPLE WITH SMALL EARS!
Some of you might be thinking "What about those headphones with squishy covers that shape to your ear?"
(pardon my language) Those are bullshit, and they don't work.
Okay, I'm done venting.