Ouch! I’ve got Telephone Ear!
What on earth…. I hear you say? Well, let me explain. Recently I’ve been on the telephone a lot. And I mean – a lot. Here at Seres Gifts, we are proud to be part of the Covid vaccination project for our local area. And that involves hundreds of phone calls. By the end of the first day my ear was left ear lobe was sore. By the end of the second day, my left ear lobe was raw.
It turns out that I have a habit of holding the phone between to my left ear and my shoulder, allowing me to have my hands free for a keyboard and typing. This is all well and good, but it didn’t marry well with my original choice of earrings. On the first day I had worn my much-loved starfish stud earrings but sadly, after a few hours constantly on the phone, these rubbed with the handset. Not to be put off wearing earrings, on day two I changed to wearing my elegantly styled filigree bead drop earrings. But again, within a few hours they too had to come out. On day 3 I was close to giving up, but to me the thought of going out without earrings is on a par with going out without my trousers on – unthinkable! So I decided to try again with a different style. And hey-presto! A perfect solution! I opted for the double circle & bar earrings.
I love these, but never before had I fully appreciated the fish-hook fastening. It was a turning point. The simple hook didn’t rub against the phone and no matter how many hours I am on the telephone for, they don’t annoy me or rub. And so far, their classic elegant design is something that has gone with every outfit.
So I’m here to spread the word. If you suffer from Telephone Ear, then try changing your earrings!