unless you like to eat crow.
Last year I had several of my children telling me how much they'd like an iPod. I went on and on about the mere name. iPod.
"Sounds kinda selfish dontcha think? I mean really. You don't hear them calling them sharePods, do you? Why do you think that is? "
"I hate seeing people walk around with earphones in, totally oblivious to the rest of the world. I think it's rude!"
"No one will own one of those things while living in my house!"
And then, several months ago I began thinking how my under-the-counter CD player/radio was sounding really bad. And I often had to wrangle the CD's from the kids, and how they leave them laying on the counter, and how easily they scratch. I mentioned to Mac that maybe I did want an iPod.
"Mom! You DO NOT need an iPod! If you want to buy songs from iTunes, I'll burn them to a CD for you. " He was appalled that I'd even brought it up.
And then, on Christmas, after everyone else was done opening gifts, Verne surprised me. Not only with an iPod, but a docking station as well.
Just for the record, I've never used the earphones. And I don't ever intend to.