When I read the first couple examples of a recent blog entry on “Marital Deafness” by Scott Adams, creator of the Dilbert comic, I laughed in absolute recognition of the scenes in my own life. Then I read this:
As I’m sure you’ve learned, it’s impossible to speak to a spouse if he or she is near running water, or using power equipment, or concentrating on something else, or eating something crunchy, or wondering if the squeak in the distance is the cat dying, or there is a child within a hundred yards. Amazingly, that covers 90% of every conversation you might attempt at home.
That’s when my delight turned into a combination of wonder and relief. It’s a little eerie, yet somehow comforting, to know that a total stranger is able to so accurately describe my life.
Read “Marital Deafness.” It’s hilarious because it’s true.