Thursday, September 27, 2007

Why Sometimes My Husband And I Have Trouble Understanding Each Other

I ran across this short paragraph that completely explains why my husband and I sometimes try to communicate, but end up mad at each other or with hurt feelings.

He is the "normal" (that being used loosely) one and I am the nerd (that being literal).

When normal people talk to each other, both people usually apply the appropriate amount of tact to everything they say, and no one's feelings get hurt. When nerds talk to each other, both people usually apply the appropriate amount of tact to everything they hear, and no one's feelings get hurt. However, when normal people talk to nerds, the nerds often get frustrated because the normal people seem to be dodging the real issues and not saying what they really mean. Worse yet, when nerds talk to normal people, the normal people's feelings often get hurt because the nerds don't apply tact, assuming the normal person will take their blunt statements and apply whatever tact is necessary.

So there you go...my husband just needs to stop being so sensitive! :)

(Puppy you know I love you!!)

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