I've decided to start a new blog project. Every time I encounter something that is noteworthably stupid I will chronicle it here. So here is #1.
Paying money to enter a race and then plugging your earphones in and cranking up the Kanye West and ignoring everyone. What's the point? If you want to be a standoffish A-hole you can do that anytime for free. I like when I say something ( Hi or On your Left or How's it going or whatever) to someone during a race who has their phones in and they have to take one out and say "What?" To which I reply "Never mind."
Exception- If you are running an ultra and will be spending hours alone and music helps you to pass the time then earphones are acceptable.