Now Ear This! The Elephant Earpick Cell Phone Charm
In Japan, regularly cleaning your ears is an essential habit of personal hygiene, as important as brushing ones hair and teeth. Some maid cafes even offer ear cleaning as one of their featured services. Carrying a personal earpick is quite normal - much like we in the "enlightened" west stuff combs or nail clippers in our pockets or purses.
This particular earpick is made by Tokyo's cell phone strap & charm superpower Strapya World and comes in your choice of 6 color combinations: Ice Blue, Strawberry Heart, Melon Clover, Pure Pink, Mellow Yellow and my favorite: Killer Black. Though all 6 follow an elephant with extended trunk format, Killer Black gives the priapic pachyderm a devilish toothy sneer and baleful red eyes.
The "Elephone" for want of a better word, has an anti-bacterial coating and features a clear plastic cover that screws onto the base of the earpick trunk. An integral phone strap allows you to attach the charm to your cell phone, provided it's of the Japanese style that has a case grommet.
How to use the earpick? Well, not to be too graphic but you insert your fingertip into Jumbo/Dumbo's posterior and pick away to your heart's content. It's probably better - at least, safer - to let a trusted friend do the fingering... some things are true whatever the culture, if you catch my drift. Anyway, to quote Strapya's ad copy, "As both an unique phone strap & a convenient super tool, this makes sense big time!!"
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