People always talk about the importance of communication in a marriage. Sometimes, though, it’s the miscommunications that get the most laughs. I’m starting to realize that Jim and I spend a lot of time talking to each other, but often have two totally different conversations. They usually go something like this:
Me: I can’t get these pictures on Picasa 3 to make a collage.
Jim: What should we have for lunch?
Me: It’s so frustrating!
Jim: I was thinking of making a pizza.
Me: If I don’t get these pictures to turn into a collage my blog isn’t going to look right.
Jim: What pictures?
Me: The pictures of my paintings.
Jim: What does that have to do with pizza?
Jim: Did you hear about what happened when Obama said blah, blah, blah, and then Romney did wah, wah, wah? Wasn’t that funny?
Me: *silence* Oh yeah, funny.
Jim: Did you hear what I said?
Me: Something about Obama and Romney…it was funny.
Jim: Were you even listening?
Me: Um, well, I was reading this blog here….
OR (On the phone)
Me: So, my mom said she could get Saturday off so she could go with us to Albuquerque.
Jim: Yeah, I was thinking that too.
Me: You were?
Jim: Ok, chicken is fine.
Jim: I could grill it.
Me: Can you hear me? I’m telling you my mom is coming.
Jim: What? I can barely hear you. I’ll stop at the store for the chicken.
Jim: Ok, bye!
I don’t know what kind of communication style we have, but all of this mismatched conversation really removes the ability to have an argument. I mean, even if we had an argument, it probably wouldn’t be over the same thing at the same time anyway. I think we are going to be married for a very long time. If we are, I am totally writing a few new self-help books like Ignoring Your Spouse For a Happier Marriage and Cell Phones Drop Calls Improving Marriage Satisfaction Overall. I’m going to be rich!