When Men Don’t Hear What Women Say
It is estimated that men hear as little as two words for every five a woman speaks.
Some women might suggest it is actually less than that.
And I know some men who might say “What? Did you say something?”
So it really came as no surprise last week when this scenario took place:
Mandolin: “That’s a nice looking tomato in that basket.”
Me: “Yes, it is the best of that variety that I grew. Please don’t eat it.”
Mandolin: “Don’t eat it? But it’s the best looking tomato in the basket.”
Me: “Yeah I know, I want to save the seeds from it. It was probably a twin tomato, but since it was the best one, I want the seeds. So, please don’t eat it. You can have any of the other tomatoes, just not this one.”
Mandolin: “Really? But that is such a nice looking tomato.”
Me: “Yes, it is. Here, I’ll move it to the side so you don’t forget.”
So the next day, when I came home from work, the tomato was gone. I knew what had happened.
When he returned from work I asked “Did you have a tomato today?”
“Yes,” he said, “that really nice looking one from the basket.”
“Was it good?” I asked.
“Oh yeah, that was a really good tomato.”
When I reminded him that it was the one I wanted the seeds from, he apologized.
Then jokingly added, “But you kept saying ‘Eat tomato. Eat tomato.’”
After almost 40 years together, I should have known better.
Say less, leave notes.
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