So today I sat for the Day 1 (of 2) for the bar exam. In the 'rules for taking the bar exam' it's suggested that you bring ear plugs. Well, I did what any GlockTalker would do, and brought my (non-electronic) set of shooting ear muffs. It was in the middle of the second round of essays when a proctor came by and said, "could you take off your earphones?" I did... I then asked her after the lunch break why she asked me to take them off. "Well, with today's technology, they could be digital and you could be listening to spoken word." Now, 1) these are Leightning H3's. They ain't electronic. They're pretty simple earmuffs. Anybody with a modicum of common sense should be able to realize that they're not earphones. 2) If I were listening to spoken dialog about bar exam precepts, wouldn't it be obvious as I was somehow (magically) flipping back and forth between...well, "sections?" It's not like we get these questions ahead of time.... 3) I hate being accused of cheating, and to me, that's basically what she was doing. I told her what they were--a simple pair of sound-blocking earmuffs. Her reply was "well I'm just not comfortable with you wearing them." I said, "well, OK...." I just really, really don't like it when people accuse me of cheating or lying. Rubs ol' Lotus000 the wrong way.