At any rate, I handed over my magenta colored earbuds, so he could watch whatever movie he was watching on his computer. Once he had them in hand, he began inspecting them.
I asked him what he was doing and he said he was looking to see which was the left and which was the right. To which I replied, that earbuds are like socks - they work in either ear.
He found this to be uproariously funny and told me that ALL earbuds have a left and a right. And then pointed out the very, teeny, tiny, absolute minuscule L and R imprinted on each earbud.
But, in my defense, the type of earbuds I use actually DO kind of work like socks...