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I think the post about talking perfectly during sleep but not being able to speak clearly while awake is really interesting, and don't know why that issue has not been researched. I tell my husband all the time that I cannot understand him if he talks into his armpit: not only is his voice directed downward and is too quiet already, but he mumbles and even when I can hear him, I can't make out his words. |
But we have this increasingly frustrating issue: my husband asks "what?" after almost everything someone says, even if I directly address the other person before I speak. It is maddening. Example:
Me: YC [youngest child], can you get me the team's tshirt sizes for the upcoming competition? I have to place the order this week.
Me: I was talking to YC.
Spouse: What about tshirts?
Me: It's for YC's team, don't worry about it.
Spouse: Do I get one?
Me: No, only team members get a team tshirt.
Spouse: What team is it?
And on and on. Lately I find myself avoiding talking unless necessary because I don't want to get embroiled in another non-conversations that has no purpose and goes nowhere.
Is anyone else experiencing this? How do you handle it?
|Yes indeed. Circular conversation about nothing are a house specialty. Most of the time it's silence. Can't say I care for either situation.|
OMG, yes, daily! Your post gave me a smile because it is like a script straight from my own house!|
Me: Dear daughter, can you pick up your doll clothes off the dining room floor?
DD: Yes Mommy.
Me: I was talking to Dear Daughter.
Husband: What do you want me to pick up?
Me: Nothing, I was talking to Daughter!
Husband: I'm reading the mail now, I can't help you with that.
Me: (squeeze my eyes shut and shake my head)
It's exasperating! If it keeps up I just say "Never mind - I was talking to someone else! Just go about your business and don't worry about it."
But I feel your pain!
|This happens to us also. Sometimes I say "never mind" several times a day. Once in a while though his "what?" can lead to an actual conversation. It always amazes me how I can ask him something and he can't understand it or can't answer me but other times he hears everything said to someone else. I love the rare times we can have a conversation.|