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Wed Aug 1, 2012, 02:38 PM

Am I the only one that must be a mind reader to figure out what my wife

is talking about half the time?
We just got back from a shopping trip. Of course we talk about this and that.
It was nearing lunch time and I had suggested getting a couple of Chicago dogs at a certain fast food joint.
Conversation moved on for about ten minutes and at the moment all was quiet when out of the blue she says "they have five dogs now."
"who has 5 dogs?" trying to figure out if she were comment on the song on the radio or a friend or someone in the news.
"such and such a place" she said looking at me like I was an idiot.
"such and such?" i asked trying to understand what she was talking about.
"yeah - we were talking about them. They advertise 5 different kinds of hot dogs now."
"Oh - well I don't want a hot dog anymore" just trying to get by this one.

She does this to me all the time. Out of the blue she will say something that would normally come in the middle of a conversation. Then, my part is to figure out what ever in the name of creation she is talking about.
nearly forty years an I have yet to win one round of this game.

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Reply Am I the only one that must be a mind reader to figure out what my wife (Original post)
rurallib Aug 2012 OP
seaglass Aug 2012 #1
4th law of robotics Aug 2012 #2
rurallib Aug 2012 #9
4th law of robotics Aug 2012 #13
pipi_k Aug 2012 #3
NightWatcher Aug 2012 #4
Mopar151 Aug 2012 #5
OriginalGeek Aug 2012 #6
twizzler Aug 2012 #7
rurallib Aug 2012 #10
twizzler Aug 2012 #11
Denninmi Aug 2012 #8
rurallib Aug 2012 #12
Denninmi Aug 2012 #15
Wait Wut Aug 2012 #14
HopeHoops Aug 2012 #16
rug Aug 2012 #17
murielm99 Aug 2012 #18
ElbarDee Aug 2012 #19

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Response to rurallib (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 02:48 PM

2. Maybe she's suffering from lag

 

could be do to an old operating system or perhaps a lot of spyware. Probably should do a full system purge and restart with a newer OS.

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Response to 4th law of robotics (Reply #2)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 03:49 PM

9. gosh darn it. Never considered that. Built before the computer age she was.

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Response to rurallib (Reply #9)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 04:02 PM

13. You could always just reply to odd comments with: so, it has come to this . . .

 

works in every scenario and is never technically wrong.

http://xkcd.com/1022/

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Response to rurallib (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 02:49 PM

3. This happens a lot at my house too

only it's Mr Pipi who does it.

He'll mention something in reference to a conversation we had ten minutes after it ends and I've forgotten what the hell we were talking about and I'm supposed to know what he means.

Or he'll ask me to help him do something and then he'll say, "Hold this" and I go over to where he is and he says, "No, I mean this over THERE".

Makes me crazy

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Response to rurallib (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 02:53 PM

4. my wife starts conversations without me all the time

then complains that I'm not up to speed. To be fair, half the time I'm not really listening.

Remember, you can never win an argument with your wife. You can either be right or happy, never both.

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Response to rurallib (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 02:54 PM

5. Mrs. Mopar and I inhabit different realities

If they line up a couple times a day,

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Response to rurallib (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 03:01 PM

6. It gets worse

after I don't have a clue then I get in trouble for not having a clue because "We've been married for 26 years and you STILL don't know what I'm thinking!"


I am expected to keep track of all conversations no matter when I thought they ended. And automatically merge the new statement into the correct conversation. Heaven help me if I make the wrong association - for instance when she suddenly says "You know, the cute little one..." - was that the conversation about puppies? Or the one about strippers? (pro-tip: It's NEVER the one about strippers.)

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Response to rurallib (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 03:08 PM

7. Boy am I glad that I'm not the only one this happens too.

 

My wife does this to me all the time. We'll be in the middle of a conversation and all of a sudden, she'll say something that has nothing to do with what we were talking about. It stops me cold trying to figure just when we started a new subject.

My advice, just roll with it.

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Response to twizzler (Reply #7)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 03:51 PM

10. welcome to DU

The quizzical look on my face is always a dead give away though.

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Response to rurallib (Reply #10)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 03:54 PM

11. Thank you

 

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Response to rurallib (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 03:37 PM

8. Oh, the vague reference pulled out of thin air.

Welcome to my world. My elderly mother does it all the time. My boss does it all the time.

"Go get me that thing from the garage". -- our garage looks like Fibber McGees closet, it has THOUSANDS of things. WHAT thing?

I think it's all a plot to drive me insane. And, it's working.

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Response to Denninmi (Reply #8)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 03:55 PM

12. The other one that drives me nuts is referring to a friend only by the first name

when we know a dozen of them.
For instance "I heard Barb was in the hospital because of that thing she had." Quick - which of the 8 Barbs that we know had a thing?
"Chris called and wants you to call back." We know 10 Chrisses, equally divided male and female. Throw a guy a bone here, please?

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Response to rurallib (Reply #12)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 04:36 PM

15. Or no name. My boss does that a lot.

He forgets a client's name, so just asks, "Did call the IRS about that man?"

Huh, which of our roughly 60 ongoing IRS or tax court cases is "that man?" To which of the six or eight cases that need some IRS contact on any given day are you referring?

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Response to rurallib (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 04:17 PM

14. Whatever.

You men get back at us by not telling us things we need to know.

Like plans you made for OUR weekend. Naturally, those plans normally involve US doing something beforehand that requires at least 48 hours of preparation, and you've managed to give us 12 hours...if we're lucky. And the infamous, "Are you sure I didn't tell you about that? I could have sworn I did." Like women ever forget a conversation.

The men in my life are responsible for 90% of my OCD.

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Response to rurallib (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 06:28 PM

16. Yes and no. Sometimes I'm clueless, but most of the time I finish her sentences.

 

I finish the sentences that are cutting me down for whatever. That just pisses her off more. Then I get more of that and finish THOSE sentences. I'm pretty sure you can see where this is going. She's perfect.

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Response to rurallib (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 06:33 PM

17. I am eagerly awaiting the onset of dementia so

we'll either both know what we're talking about or it won't matter.

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Response to rurallib (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 11:46 PM

18. My husband has always done this to me.

It is annoying. The thing is, our grown kids are bothered by it, and so are some of our friends. I used to think there was something wrong. It is nice to see this thread, and realize that other people do it, too.

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Response to rurallib (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 11:48 PM

19. Men will never understand Women. Women will never forgive Men.

I blame genetics.

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