Friday, June 23, 2006
Television, Men and Conversation
I am just wondering if it happens in every house. The husband is watching TV. Stuff ranging from Seinfeld, Friends, Reality shows and sports. The wife says something to him. He doesn't even hear it or at best turns and nods with a tight face all the while thinking "I am missing out on the TV conversation". Upon interrogation later or at a point in future when, the stuff that was said, becomes relevant, he claims that such a thing was never said to him at all. The wife then complains that the TV makes him deaf and totally spaced out. Inspite of all this the wife continues to say vitally important information (when to buy milk, unpaid bills, news from home) when he watches TV. Does - "but you watch TV all the time" justify doing the same mistake again and again?
Didn't the wife hear Ms.Philips talking to Ms.Sony during annual board meeting of the First Wives Club, "who the hell does she think, she is?" or at least the song "whats love got to do with it?" played in the same meeting.