My husband and I overheard a man on his cell phone at the restaurant yesterday morning:
"She put what in her ear? Why did she do that?"
(Okay, he had my attention)
"She can't get it out, huh? What did she try?"
"I can't imagine why she'd want to put it in her ear."
"She'll have to go to the doctor, that's all."
"Well, tell her she has to go. I don't care if she feels stupid."
Long patient wait.
"She might as well quit trying to get it out. She's probably making it worse."
"Call me when you get back from the doctor. I bet she feels ridiculous."
He hangs up, then turns to his breakfast companions.
"It wouldn't be so bad if she wasn't nineteen years old!"