Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Spousal Communication

Do spouses communicate worth a damn any more?

It annoys me to NO end when I speak with one person, give the entire educational breakdown, only to have the husband/wife/significant other call back in 10 minutes and say, "They can't explain anything to me and I need you to now go back over everything you just said, to me."

Or, "My wife is stupid.  She doesn't get anything and doesn't tell me anything.  What's going on?"

Or, "I'm the sister of the BIL of the owner of the dog and I want to know what's going on and I need to speak to the doctor NOW."

Is it any wonder that we have to make silly rules like...  the doctor will only speak with ONE family member and that family member must then convey all information to the other 9 members of the family and NO the doctor will not personally call every family member on their 3 different phone numbers just because you all lack the cognitive ability to understand ANYthing explained to you much less have the ability to convey it to anyone else. 

Is it really my fault that people act like they didn't even get a high school education?

Sometimes I wonder how we are surviving as a country, because I swear the general public is getting dumber and dumber and their ability to communicate anything at all is diminishing before my very eyes.


  1. Amen, my brother. Or sister. Whoever you are. Amen :)

  2. I experience this lack of communication every day! I really thought I was alone thinking everyone's getting dumber. Thanks for making me feel better

  3. Good - it's not just me...

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  5. That, and the accursed speaker phone. Gawd, how I hate it when they want to broadcast a phone call to the entire family. Pick up an extension and listen in if you must, but no - I don't do speaker phone.

  6. I will say that my fiance does not remember things at his own doctor's visit with any clarity so I have been guilty of this myself.

    "The doctor said you had 'something-itis' and started you on prednisone but you don't know how long you'll be taking it, just that you have another appointment in a month for "some tests"...."

    I sympathise with some of these spouses

  7. My fiance holds a doctorate, btw

  8. "There will be a test at the end of this exam, so listen carefully..."