I've begun to carry the iPod to work, to listen to music during my commute. I try not to flash it around, Cal still being a place where public transport is fairly democratic (i.e. you get all kinds of people.)
So yesterday I walked into the Metro, took up a position near the door and listened on. The guy in front of me looked fairly paati (not sure how to translate that, though perhaps DM comes close) in an affluent sort of way. Typical Big Bazar clothes- too much gel in hair- ugly shoes kind with earphones stuck in his ear. He checked me out and looked away and I ignored him. I wanted to switch albums so I discreetly opened my handbag and changed. Tried not to make a big deal out of it. A few minutes later he pulled out his iTouch, changed his tracks and carried on listening.
So much for my three year-old iPod... We both ignored each other and I couldn’t help but laugh at myself. So, if you were on the train with me and you saw me giggling into the BIG FM ad, now you know why.