I have 3/4" plugs and I get one of two responses. Either can I put my finger in your ear... Or ewww you are gross. WHY? It's self-expression, it's not like I worship Satan. Actually I'm a real nice dude. They act like I'm less of a person. I don't get it.
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I can relate. I get questions about my ears a lot when my hair is out of the way. It's not the questions I mind. I'm more than happy to appeal to someone's curiosity. But it's the condescending attitude that comes with most questions that bother me. What's even worse is that this is considered acceptable behavior by most people. I don't sneer at people when I ask them a question about their appearance, even if it's related to something I don't find particularly attractive. That's just rude, and shows bad manners. It's not any LESS rude just because the aspect of my appearance that gets comments is something not considered typically attractive by the -majority- of people.
But, I don't make my style choices based on whether the majority of people are going to approve of it or not. That's no way to live. I already know that most of my aesthetic preferences aren't popular with most people. I just refuse to sacrifice part of what makes me ME, to appeal to more people. To me, that would be a form of dishonesty and cowardice.3