Communication Problem

Posted: June 29, 2019 in Opinions and Observations
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My wife and I have a communication problem. Over the years we have managed to keep this from being a marriage problem. I am sure it would have driven other couples crazy.

I have a really bad habit of mixing pro-nouns; names, cities, sports teams. To give you an idea, I would call up my wife and say, “… pick me up at Home Depot when you are done”. She would call and say, “where are you”?

“I am waiting for you outside”, would be my reply. ……… she would then ask if I meant Home Depot or Lowe’s ……. yep. This is where I mess up all the time. I might say it with confidence, but I use the wrong proper name way too often. I am at Lowe’s.

My wife interchanges nouns. She will ask me to hand her the book. After a few seconds she gets impatient and wonders if I am listening to her. Again, but louder, she will ask me to hand her the book. I have scoured the immediate area and see no book. I will ask her if she means the glass and she will say, “that’s what I asked for”.

This does not happen all the time or we would be dead already. But it happens often.

I translate for her; she translates for me.

  1. pranabaxom says:

    And that’s what love is

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  2. Many of One says:

    The communication, in my home, can get a bit confusing to ‘outsiders’. Your story helped me chuckle to know that we are all a bit ‘different’ if we were to know!

    I have been a single mother for over 10 yrs (I was married for 17). A new member to our family lives w/us & he’s been privy to the sentences started in mid-stream [missing the beginning] w/out a glitch of “what is it”…I’d reply, to my kids, as if I heard the start of the sentence….& he’d point out it wasn’t even a complete sentence. LOL….I wonder how long we’ve all been doing this?!?!

    Hope you have a great weekend w/your family. Ty for your share!!

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    • midimike says:

      That is so funny. I agree completely! It is interesting to see how other families handle this type of ‘culture communication’. It is certainly hard for others to just jump in. Ha! Thank you very much for the comment I appreciate it.

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  3. Mick Canning says:

    Clearly a satisfactory partnership.

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  4. meonwords says:

    Yes! You hear very clearly what isn’t being said and that speaks volumes. Love it.

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