No matter how carefully I wrap my earbuds around my iPod, they are impossibly tangled whenever I go to use them again. I'm thinking that if I'm ever stuck somewhere, I could throw the earbuds up to a limb or something and have themselves wrap super-glue-tight to it and hoist myself up.
The RadioShack earbuds have an L and R on them, and 99 times out of 100, I first pick the R one with my left hand. Sigh. Such is life of a commuter balancing a computer bag, umbrella and an iPod.