Sometimes when I am listening to someone, my mind wanders, and I find myself zoning in and out of the conversation, only half listening to it, even if it's a conversation I should be paying my full attention to.
Case in point:
The following is an actual phone conversation I had with my friend Rose yesterday....
Me: Hey, what's up?
Rose: Nothing good. I had the WORST day yesterday.
Me: Why, what happened?
Rose: While I was driving to work yesterday morning, I had a car accident.
Me: Shit. Are you Ok?
Rose: Yeah, just a little banged up, but I'm basically ok.
Me: What happened?
Rose: Well, like I said, I was driving to work, and I hit some Black guys.
Me: Holy Shit!
Rose: Yeah, it sucks, but I have just a little car damage, so no biggie.
Me: No biggie? Is everyone Ok?
Rose: Yeah, I told you I'm fine.
Me: But what about the others?
Rose: What others? I was alone in the car.
Me: You're being a little cold. How many where there?
Rose: How many of what? What the fuck are you talking about?
Me: What am I talking about? What the fuck are YOU talking about? You just told me you ran over some black guys! How many? Are they hurt?
Rose: You're a jackass. I said that my car hit some BLACK ICE, you fucking idiot... not Black Guys.
Me: Uhhhhh. Oh. Ok.
Rose: You really need to listen better when people are talking to you.
Me: I agree. So, the black guys are ok then?
Ok, my last line was just me being a prick....
P.S. I really hope those black guys are ok.....
Truthful edit: Yeah, I cheated alittle bit today. Long Time readers might remember that this is actually a re-print of a post i put up about 4 years ago. The friend mentioned in this post is going through a rough time right now, and is probably going to have a pretty shitty holiday this year. This re-post is my small way to show her that i'm thinking good thoughts her way this morning.....
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