That's irritating, but it also gave me an opportunity to find one that doesn't stick out so much, and also, hopefully, doesn't blink in people's faces as much.
After some research, I found an eBay auction with a really great price on the Jabra BT5020. Good seller - an excellent example of how to handle a store and a transaction. They shipped within a couple of hours, and it's on its way here.
And is due next Monday.
That's a week without a headset. A. whole. week.
My ear feels naked.