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Mon Jul 16, 2012, 05:19 PM

Work/live with someone that just doesn't friggin' LISTEN?!!?

I hate having to repeat myself. I hate when something is screwed up because someone didn't listen. I hate asking a question and getting some off-the-damned-wall response because someone didn't listen to the question. I hate when someone interrupts with an answer before I finish the question and then I have to repeat myself. I hate having to repeat myself. I hate when someone says, "Oh, but you told me..." no...I didn't tell you nuthin'. You told yourself that because you didn't friggin' listen.

Example A:
Me: I need to find someone that can engr...
Boss: Try so-and-so. They do silk screening.
Me: No. I need someone to engrave this.
Boss: Oh. Nevermind.

Ten minutes later. Boss: I just remembered this other guy does silk screening, too.
Me: I don't care. I don't need silk-screening. I need engraving.
Boss: Oh, I thought you said you needed silk screening.

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Reply Work/live with someone that just doesn't friggin' LISTEN?!!? (Original post)
Wait Wut Jul 2012 OP
bluesbassman Jul 2012 #1
Scuba Jul 2012 #2
Wait Wut Jul 2012 #3
bluesbassman Jul 2012 #6
Wait Wut Jul 2012 #9
taterguy Jul 2012 #4
Wait Wut Jul 2012 #10
taterguy Jul 2012 #18
pipi_k Jul 2012 #5
trof Jul 2012 #8
Wait Wut Jul 2012 #12
Starboard Tack Jul 2012 #20
trof Jul 2012 #7
Wait Wut Jul 2012 #13
Archae Jul 2012 #11
DFW Jul 2012 #14
Wait Wut Jul 2012 #15
DFW Jul 2012 #19
DFW Jul 2012 #21
femmocrat Jul 2012 #16
Wait Wut Jul 2012 #17

Response to Wait Wut (Original post)

Mon Jul 16, 2012, 05:32 PM

1. I used to silkscreen. What is it you're having a problem with?

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Response to bluesbassman (Reply #1)

Mon Jul 16, 2012, 05:53 PM

2. That was just mean.

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Response to bluesbassman (Reply #1)

Mon Jul 16, 2012, 06:00 PM

3. omg.

I just wanna cry now.

Funny thing is, we've got like a zillion silkscreen printers in this town. Why the HELL would I have to ask him for the name of one?

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Response to Wait Wut (Reply #3)

Mon Jul 16, 2012, 06:07 PM

6. Well I hope they're tears of laughter.

If not, then bad bluesbassman, bad!

BTW,

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Response to bluesbassman (Reply #6)

Mon Jul 16, 2012, 06:30 PM

9. Oh yes. Well, mixed.

Tears of hysteria, I think.

back at ya!

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Response to Wait Wut (Original post)

Mon Jul 16, 2012, 06:03 PM

4. Macaroni and cheese

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Response to taterguy (Reply #4)

Mon Jul 16, 2012, 06:31 PM

10. WTH?

Deep fried? Finish your thoughts, man.

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Response to Wait Wut (Reply #10)

Mon Jul 16, 2012, 07:52 PM

18. Hoboken

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Response to Wait Wut (Original post)

Mon Jul 16, 2012, 06:05 PM

5. Doesn't listen AND...

can't hear for shit.

Mr Pipi is like this. He always thinks he knows what I'm about to say. He's usually wrong. Often talks over me. I want to hit him.

In addition, he's losing his hearing. I told him he may need a hearing aid and his answer was that he will NEVER get one. Ever.

OK so yesterday we're in town for Sunday breakfast at our usual little spot. It gets a little noisy and he can't hear properly. The owner, who is about the same age, can't hear properly. A summer resident we are friendly with comes in...she needs to lip read while listening. Then one of our friends, a lady of about 80, comes in, and she is losing her hearing also.

OMG.

A room full of hard of hearing elders. Things can get pretty....interesting

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Response to pipi_k (Reply #5)

Mon Jul 16, 2012, 06:25 PM

8. Hearing aids. I hear ya'.

WHY do people object to these?
We have a close friend who is deaf as a post.
She compensates pretty well.
In a crowded room with lots of jabber she'll smile and nod her head when you talk to her.
Once, in a normal tone of voice, I said "Ruthie, what did I just say?"
She smiled and nodded.

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Response to pipi_k (Reply #5)

Mon Jul 16, 2012, 06:35 PM

12. Oh no. I would have excused myself.

Or, the husband would have done it for me. He's good at recognizing the signs of when I'm about to lose it and will make appropriate excuses for us to leave.

He's losing his hearing, as well, on top of just being easily distracted. I drive him nuts when he says, "What did you say?" and I won't tell him. I tell him if he loved me what I had to say would have been important enough to listen to the first time. The look on his face is always priceless.

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Response to pipi_k (Reply #5)

Tue Jul 17, 2012, 01:39 PM

20. Sorry! Could you speak up a little? There's too much background noise.

No, this side. That's my bad ear. Huh?

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Response to Wait Wut (Original post)

Mon Jul 16, 2012, 06:18 PM

7. When you've been married for over 40 years...

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You finish each others' sentences.
But Miz t. is usually wrong, but she really likes to guess.

Me: "Need anything from Lowes'? I'm going this aft..."
"To get the paint for the ceiling?"
"No, I need some..."
"More caulk?"
"No, I want to..."
"Why don't you go ahead and get the ceiling paint?"
"Well, I could, but I..."
"You might as well get it while you're there."
"OK, you get three more guesses why I'm going to Lowes'."
"Oh. OK. Why?"

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Response to trof (Reply #7)

Mon Jul 16, 2012, 06:37 PM

13. AAAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

Yep. That's my boss. My husband does the same thing occasionally until I just stop and stare at him. "Should I stop talking and let you finish?" "That would be your safest bet."

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Response to Wait Wut (Original post)

Mon Jul 16, 2012, 06:32 PM

11. I'm slowly going deaf.

Lost 20% of my hearing and have tinnitus.

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Response to Wait Wut (Original post)

Mon Jul 16, 2012, 07:05 PM

14. I knew of a nameless U.S. Customs agent in Dallas during the Bush Lite days

I never met him.

Some friends of mine work for a coin dealership in Dallas, and they are the biggest importers of old (pre-1933) American gold coins that have found their way overseas. When W was convinced that somehow the Taliban were financing themselves with sales of gold, they started harassing all American importers of gold in any form.

Some idiot "inspector" started calling the guys in Dallas to ask where in Europe their coins were made. they explained that the coins they imported were all American made, minted between 1838 and 1932. The Customs guy kept insisting about where in Europe the coins were made. The exasperated guys in Texas, said Philadelphia, PA, San Francisco, CA, Corson City, NV and Denver, CO!! The customs guy still insisted on knowing where the factory in Europe was that was making the old coins. I said let me handle this.

I called them up from Europe and started saying I suspected that there was a Taliban spy at the US Customs office at the Dallas airport. The guys in Dallas asked how I figured that? I said no US customs inspector with an IQ of over 6 would keep asking where in Europe was Philadelphia and Denver, so he had to be working for the Taliban, providing distractions, pretending to be an idiot to cover for his evil moles that he was obviously protecting by pretending to be a fool. It was obvious that US Customs was listening in on their phone calls, so I tailored my remarks for the Customs inspector listening. It worked, because the harassing phone calls to the Dallas firm stopped the next day.

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Response to DFW (Reply #14)

Mon Jul 16, 2012, 07:30 PM

15. That's priceless!

I gotta wonder how long that would have gone on had you not stepped in, though. There was no way to give the guy a logical, truthful answer that he would have found acceptable. I think I would have just snapped and told him they were made retroactively in Berlin but were originally made in Dallas, TX.

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Response to Wait Wut (Reply #15)

Mon Jul 16, 2012, 11:04 PM

19. You're assuming the case officer would know what "retroactively" means.

If he didn't know that Pennsylvania and California were in the United States, chances are he wouldn't know the word "retroactively" either.

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Response to Wait Wut (Reply #15)

Tue Jul 17, 2012, 06:48 PM

21. Philadelphia and Denver being suburbs of Dallas, of course (one more big Texas joke)

Of course, if this idiot didn't realize that the United States Mints are located within the United States, who
knows WHERE he thought Philadelphia and Denver are?

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Response to Wait Wut (Original post)

Mon Jul 16, 2012, 07:39 PM

16. Yes.... I haven't finished a sentence in 40 years.

My husband is the guilty party. Plus he is always on the move, and never talks to me unless he is on a different floor or two rooms away. I refuse to say, "What?" anymore. I just ignore him. That eventually gets his attention.

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Response to femmocrat (Reply #16)

Mon Jul 16, 2012, 07:49 PM

17. My brother used to do that to our mother.

He'd start talking to her while she was cooking or doing something else. Then...he'd wander out of the room and keep talking. It would drive her nuts.

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