I often wonder what my husband hears when I am talking to him. Is it a "wooshing" sort of windy sound, like white noise? I wonder because I know for a fact he doesn't actually hear a word I am saying.
Case in point. We are driving to church this morning and I tell him that I am hoping that my mother's birthday presents arrive in the mail on time for her party. And I begin to tell him that I can remember, as a little girl, her playing these particular albums all the time. And that I was so thrilled to be able to find them for her and so on. And he looks over at me and says, "Do you always twiddle your thumbs? Are you listening to music in your head because your thumbs are just going to a beat, beakedy, beakedy." And he laughs and keeps driving.
No, "I'm sorry honey, where were you?, or "you were saying"." Nothing.
Naturally, I am taken aback, my feelings are a little hurt. Here I am sharing from my childhood and all the man can say is "your thumbs are going beakedy, beakedy".
So I look out the window and wait for him to notice I am pissed.
He looks over and says, "Thanks for all your work doing the coffee service". And I said, "Whatever." The man had the nerve to look shocked. "What's the matter? And I tell him, "I'm pissed at you!!!" And he says, (again having the audacity to be puzzled) "What did I do?" So I explain that here I was, sharing a bit of my childhood memories of my mother and he had broken in with "beakedy, beakedy" and didn't hear a word I said!
He said "I heard the part about hoping her presents got here on time."
"Beakedy, beakedy, whoosh.