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Monday, May 24, 2010

White Noise

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.


Cheryl May 24, 2010 at 11:01 AM  

Actually, what they hear is blah, blah, blah, arrive on time, blah, blah, blah as they're thinking: oh, look, her fingers are doing that beakedy thing again.

Aimee @ Ain't Yo Mama's Blog May 24, 2010 at 12:40 PM  

Ha! I believe it's a fact that couples (mostly men, though) have selective hearing. I just start talking about something expensive I'm going to buy when I notice my hubby tuning me out. That usually gets his attention.


Broot May 24, 2010 at 4:01 PM  

Yes and they start young, too... my son rarely hears me. My hubby says it's because they can't multitask. Who knows! :)

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Samantha May 24, 2010 at 11:22 PM  

Oh my gosh, I felt like I was reading a story about me and my husband! I'm always talking to him and he'll interrupt with something random and irrelevant, with no apology and no prompt for me to continue talking. I get so mad sometimes!

Erin May 25, 2010 at 12:59 AM  

HAHA I have to laugh because it makes me think about Charlie Brown's know that sound...wa wa wa wa...

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