Tuesday, September 19, 2006

A head with no brain - and two good ears.

My wife often complains that I don't listen to her. It's not true. I listen but sometimes, I simply don't hear. I'm pretty sure this is because my attention is focused elsewhere, absorbed in some other task, and so the message is lost into the airwaves, like a public access cable program nobody is watching. I'm not ignoring her, she just hasn't gotten my attention yet.

The other day I was busy doing... something... who remembers... and she asked if I wanted to fool around. My ears perked right up and she had my full attention.

Apparently this didn't escape her notice, because now whenever she has something important to tell me, the sentence starts with "Fool around, ..."