While living in Chicago, I finally got use to hearing people walking and talking on their mobile phones. It's not unusual to see people talking with their ear gear and phone in hand. At first it was weird cause most people didn't use ear ear, then over night everyone has ear gear of some sort.
While waiting for a bus to come home, there's a woman, talking about mutual funds and stocks and yadda this about finance and yadda that. Then in a nanosecond, the conversation changed to bitch this and bitch that, even her voice changed too. She got louder and more ghetto with the lingo. I took a step back to take a peek at her and she's talking away only to herself. No ear gear, no mobile. When the bus came she stayed there. Spooky.