I'm not the only freak out there, it appears. I hate to sound melodramatic (not true, I enjoy overdramatizing life, but go with me) but the iPod has changed my life. Meijer no longer bugs me, even when it is busy. I haven't had to listen to a stupid radio commercial in months. I don't have to put up with the crappy speakers at work. I'm glad that I'm not alone.
Now if I could just find the hack for the Notes feature that was the purpose of this little adventure. Stupid ass truncated notes are keeping me from reading my way through the first 11 Wizard of Oz books.