It totally is. This is a big pet peeve of mine, as someone who uses headphones a lot. I always take them off when talking to people, going up to a counter, whatever.
To do that is ridiculous. A while ago I saw a family out to dinner and one of the kids had his earbuds in the whole dinner at the table. That wouldn't fly with me and I hope that isn't becoming acceptable.
I love my music and podcasts as much as the next guy, but we really can't just talk or listen to nothing for a few minutes? We're going nuts, I think.
If we can't just think to ourselves or have a conversation for a few moments something is wrong. I say that as someone who consumes a lot of media, too much I think, and still takes some time out to be in the moment.
I guess it depends on if you're expecting to have a conversation with them while you walk. If so then I guess it could be taken that way although I could see ways where if expectations are different its not considered rude to just focus on the walk itself while potentially zoning out to music.
Definitely. In fact, it is probably my biggest pet peeve and will put me in a bad mood if I'm in a social situation where somebody is doing that.
Hell, I was at dinner tonight with somebody doing that and I don't even particularly like the guy to begin with so I was not a fan of that at all.
Yeah, that's pretty rude if you're with someone who is expecting to talk to you. You should have a mutual understanding of "we're not going to talk right now."
But I will say this, if I have my headphones and you come up trying to speak to me, knowing that my headphones are in, I fucking hate you.
If I'm chillin' with friends or somethin', the headphones aren't comin' out. I mean, I am chillin' with them for a reason.
I've seen a lot of dudes get their heads bitten off by their female friends for doing this sort of thing, so I'm not too keen on following in their footsteps.
In silence its a so so. if your talking no. I had a girlfriend which would have one bud in and listening to music while I talked to her she was ok but its was annoying. Her sister would have both in and music on and talk to me so I dont know how that worked.
I had a female friend that mid conversation she would start talking about something different such as "Where are you?" .and I would still talk to her "right here next you?" then she says "How long till your there..." Iook round to her other side she took out her phone dialed someone and put it up to her ear....and is talking to someone.
It pissed me off and I always blew up on her and she always did it....
I put in headphones when I do not want to talk to anybody and I dont care what they think. like dudes who bring their annoying girlfriends to play games at my house or anywhere else without asking.,,.,,But even if they said yes I would still do it because I don't care.
(especially if they bring them into my personal space at my house that drives me up the fucking wall they have already pissed me off when they walk in the door.)
I don't want to chat with the dudes annoying girlfriend and or boyfriend or even the non annoying ones It does not do me any good . I did not pick her up so don't care, don't have to entertain her. So I will put in head phones this works even better at dinners because I can eat in almost quiet.
So in other words if I put in headphones then that means I don't care if they stay or go or what they got to say at that point.
Some times I go even one better I played a PSP/ds/3ds/gameboy game at with the headphones so I do not even have to look up either.
If I care about hanging out or doing something with them then I do not put in the head phones.
This did not matter back in high school/child as much as an adult it's a huge fuck you and I know it that is one of the reasons I do it and so I don't have to listen to them anymore. it's like real life blocking somebody on your friends list or not responding to game invites.
Some party or things I put them in when I am done and want to tune everything out until I can leave,.
Women seem to hate it the most and that is a huge bonus in it's use. Do I care? No if I did I would not do it.
So there you go what a guy who puts in head phones at some social events is thinking enjoy.
It depends on the situation. Am I friends with the person? Are the more than one person there? Is the conversation flowing or are we just walking to the same place silently? For the most part I would say yeah, it can be rude. I do it all the time though, if I feel it isn't.
Yes, I think this is very rude. Unfortunately, I also used to do this at a much younger age, but I've since realized just how rude it could be to people.
Though to be honest, I'm not a big fan of when a person would do anything to isolate themself such as playing a handheld game or even focusing pretty intently on their phone when hanging out with their friend(s). Maybe I'm just a picky person about that stuff.
Earphones and cellphones have literally killed the "awkward silence" moments.
Yes, it is now the awkward "lets both take our phones out at the same time" moment.
It depends, are you in the middle of a conversation? Then yes I find it rude, if you're not really talking its ok. The same goes for taking out your phone.
Probably, at least if you're trying to have a half-serious discussion with the person wearing them.
With earphones in general, I've kinda started a bad habit to wear them nearly all the time when I'm alone and going somewhere. Listening to anything natural...screw that! I think it all started back in 2011 with Bombcast invading my life, so I'll just blame GB for this.
I had an issue where a co-worker of mine would sometimes take the same bus as me. The person in question was weird and it was really difficult to maintain any sort conversation as they'd just answer with one or two words and then keep quiet until I'd think of something else to say. During those walks to the bus and subsequent bus rides they'd be perfectly complacent in sitting next to me in complete silence, but I still felt it was kind of rude for me to just pop in earphones and start listening to music.
So different strokes for different folks. I think it's rude.
If you start talking to someone while they have headphones in, then it isn't rude for them to leave one in while you're holding a conversation. If they start talking to you with one headphone in, then I don't really consider it rude either, though I would expect this person to take them out if the conversation goes on for a few minutes.
If the conversation starts and then they put headphones in, then that is really rude. Who would do that?
Depends on the person I guess. I like music while walking, but turn it off if i'm having a conversation, or at the very least take out the ear closest to the person and keep my music low for background noise.
It could be less that they're just being rude, and more that they're telling you they don't want to talk or walk with you. Really depends on the situation though.
I think it's pretty rude, but does the person put earphones in as soon as you guys start walking together or do they only put them in once the conversation has died down? I'm glad my friends and family don't do this, because it seems very annoying. Instead I have to deal with the person who is on their phone the whole time your taking or hanging out, that is frustrating as hell.