Just the other night S came home and wanted to talk about something. So I listened. For 40 minutes. Straight.
And while I was *listening*, I got to thinking how different the two of us really are. Here are just 3 ways how…
“So what ended up happening…”
the combo: “Basically, what happened was…”
and to *engage* whomever he is speaking to, he asks, “right?” at the end of almost every sentence.
When I tell a story, I use the word “like” a LOT more than I should. Especially for my age.
2. When dealing with multiple tasks and deadlines, S needs to finish one thing before he can move onto the next.
I on the other hand, can multitask like [there I go again] nobody’s business.
I am a very good listener. I can listen, empathize and will speak only when there’s a pause, and if I feel you are actually done speaking and/or would like to hear what I have to say.
S on the other hand, likes to talk. And I mean, talk. He could have his own talk show. Sans any guests.
Case in point: About 2 weeks ago I got a call while I was out with a girlfriend. It was S in a panic.
S: “Hon?!? Where are you??? I thought you were home.”
Me: “No hon, I’m not…but I will be soon.”
S: “Oh. I came home and was talking to *you*...then about 10 minutes later I realized, you hadn’t said a word. I checked the whole house and realized…you weren’t home.”
Yes. It took him 10 minutes.
Despite the differences, and there are plenty more, it really does all work out :)
Hope you all lovely weekends! Happy Monday!!!
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