Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Sometimes, Listening Is Important

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?

Rose: -Click-

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.....

20 comments:

B.E. Earl said...

I was gonna admonish you for re-posting this one, but then I got to your "truthfull edit". Now I'll just admonish you for spelling truthful incorrectly. :)

Slyde said...

earl: and i need to once again admonish YOU for being an asshat.

mo.stoneskin said...

I'm just glad the black guys are ok.

Chris H said...

You are a twit. And I hope your friend is who is going through a tough time right now is OK....

Chris H said...

RE-posting stuff.. what a novel idea! I have been blogging for three years now and have never done that yet!

Slyde said...

mo: me too... im concerned for them.

chris h: with how frequent you post, i cant believe you have never had to resort to a repost...

Sue said...

Thanks for reposting, I just started to read your blog.

Rose... you're in my good thoughts too. Hope you find peace and have some fun this holiday season.

Slyde... geez, I know people like you... ME!

Sometimes people just don't know how to tell a story to keep us interested. Your twist, well... it made it more interesting. Especially when Rose didn't know what you were talking about.

meleah rebeccah said...

well I'm glad you reposted this or I would have never read this being new to your blog. And this was very funny! Thanks for the laughs!

terri said...

I'm sorry Rose is going through a tough time. I hope this post brings her a little bit of cheer.

sybil law said...

Well, I definitely needed a laugh today and that certainly did it!! Thanks.
Hope Rose feels better!

Bruce said...

You have a very strange why of showing sympathy.

Evil Twin's Wife said...

Hope your friend got a laugh out of this like I did.

Vinomom said...

I just started reading you as well - so I can appreciate a repost. I've probably reposted shit without actually knowing I'm doing it. Cuz yeah, I AM that boring.

Mrs. Holly Hall said...

my blogging energies have been thwarted as of late STUPID WORK IS TOTALLY PICKING UP CAUSE OF THE HOLIDAYS!!!

so

repost away dude!!


and make it good :)

this would good.

and De La Soul rocks the house!

Meghan said...

I hope Rose is okay. And her car. What happened to it again?

Lynda said...

My mind wanders with conversation too. I had it down to a science with my ex-mother-in-law.

Tamara said...

You thought you'd make Rose feel better by reminding her that you don't listen to her?

You're odd, Slyde.

2abes said...

still a funny story. I think asshat is two words...ass hat, but asshole is one word. I'm connecting to my inner Earl. Feels weird.

Lemur said...

Mailing. It. In.

You could've shown your compassion by posting something new. This is more like, "hey, I wanna help you out, but I really don't want to expend too much energy..."

Cocaine Princess said...

I'm sorry to hear your friend is going through a good time. I hope things look up for her soon.