Writing Challenges

My Ears Are Ringing

How many times have you had this conversation?

“My ears are ringing.”

I can remember only a handful of very loud shows, shows that were so loud, that when we stumbled back out into the night, we were completely shell-shocked. Then later, being acutely aware of that ringing once my head hit the pillow in my quiet room. Too quiet now after a 3 hour barrage of whatever it was we had heard that night.

Ear plugs are great invention.

Not those cheap foam things from the pharmacy though. Those things are entirely useless, and I could only ever get one of them to stay in. Surely, I’m not the only one with mismatched ears, although I sure feel that way sometimes. Especially when I’m trying to get one of those foam earplugs to stay in my left ear.

Right. I was just telling you how those foam earplugs are terrible. They cut all of the highs, so you’re left with horribly muffled tones!

* throws them away *

Instead, I highly recommend a pair of Planet Waves Pacato ear plugs or something similar, which are great if you are going to a potentially loud concert and you still want to be able to hear it, without the added bonus of a ruptured drum. It’s true. These ear plugs cut the decibels by 12 give or take.

Earplugs are also great for the office since, even if you might not need them, people will avoid talking to you once they notice that you’re wearing them. Another added bonus!

Well. Looks like that’s 2 days in a row for me. This prompt was my fault and I take full responsibility for it, while not feeling all that guilty about it.

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Welcome to Day 15 of the Second Third Annual 30 Minus 2 Days of Writing. Today’s prompt was My Ears Are Ringing and it was brought to you by former front man for Kenny G and Mr. Universe competitor , CheesyMike. Please click on the links below to visit the other people participating in this challenge. And tell them to answer the damn phone already.

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