Thursday, February 26, 2009

Listening Is Fundamental

I've come to realize something about myself dear readers and it ain't pretty. I've come to realize that I can only listen to people talk for about 2.5 seconds before I start to blank out and stare off into space drooling with an occasional "Uh huh" to give the illusion that I'm paying attention.

I'm not proud of this lack of ability to pay attention to people but I have to admit, sometimes, it's really not my fault.

Listening to my coworker talk (once again) about the 125th random dude she met on the internet warrants a blank stare off into space with my mind wondering all willy nilly, 'Did I turn off my curling Iron? Oh my goodness, I think I left it on.' SHIT!.

"Tee, did you hear me?"
"Oh, um, yeah, I sure did."
Listening to my (used to be) gal pal bemoan not being able to find a good man and how she "won't take any crap from any guy" for the 12,445th time warrants a blank stare off into space with my mind wondering aimlessly, 'I have to go to the grocery store and get some milk, toilet paper, soap, popcorn...'.

"Tee, what did I just say?"
"Huh? Girl you know I heard you, stop trying to
quiz me."

Listening to a male friend of mine constantly berate his ex's because they won't listen to him and abide by his rules warrants a blank stare off into space...'I need to call my dentist to make an appointment. I hate that bitch of a receptionist though. Maybe I'll get that teeth whitening... Do I have deodorant at home?'

"Tee, you think I was wrong?"
"Huh? What did you say? Your cell just broke
up."
As you see, it's not always my fault but dagnabit it's becoming habit.

God help me.

19 People saying stuff:

Princess Extraordinaire said...

At least you cop up to it..me? I'm still denying ALL of fit...lol

Karen said...

How funny! You may end up agreeing to something that you don't realize you are agreeing to do. I have done then when I have been zoning out.

LaiLani Ali said...

I was in a kind of important meeting yesterday and something sparkly kept catching my eyes. So I was like "how pretty" in my head when I should have been listening to the bigwig talking.

Sandi McBride said...

I have a phrase for you...simply tell everyone that you don't suffer fools gladly...they'll get the point, lol! Fun post...
Sandi

Queen-Size funny bone said...

If people were not so boring when they talk, others will listen.

lisaq said...

It happens to all of us. I especially find myself doing it with my mom. Yikes!

moooooog35 said...

I would have to say yes to that one.

Wait.

What?

B said...

I don't zone out too much but it happened all the time when I was in school. At the end of a class I'd really have no idea WTF went on because I'd zone.

Torrance Stephens - All-Mi-T said...

maybe karma? have a great weekend

SSC~ The Domestic Diva said...

You make me laugh and I really needed to today! Thank you. You are so funny you crack me up.

Tonya said...

It's hard to listen to the same thing over and over that is why I can tune my kids fighting out so easily ;)

Craze said...

Damn... I suffer from the same inability to listen. Maybe it's the people we're listening TO.

Ann(ie) said...

hehe. I'm the SAME WAY!!!! And I've gotten pretty good at the faux listening...I only rarely get busted. ;)

Suze said...

I'm sad to say that sometimes when my mom calls and goes on and on and on, I stop listening.

dc_speaks said...

unfortunately im the opposite and listen/hear every word. even when i don't want to.

I.ENVY.YOU.

Dang.

Amber said...

For me, I have a problem with listening to certain people. I find myself always tuning out when I talk to my mom on the phone and constantly have to bring myself back to pay attention!

todaystatus said...

wow haven't visited in a long time...glad to still see you are doing your blog thing! And this post was funny! LOL...you raise some good points. You are willing to listen attentively the first time around (I think)after that the same story will get a deaf ear. LOL...oh yeah imma put you on my blog roll so I can keep up with ya, feel free to return the favor: todaystatus.wordpress.com

Freckle Face Girl said...

It is tough. I get to blame the kids though.

~nOe~ said...

i do that all the time - mostly when my friends tell me the same thing over and over and over again...