I can't hear you

The BF has perfected the skill at completely blocking me out. I'm not talking about when I'm in the basement screaming or upstairs needing his help. I'm talking about when I sit directly next to him and ask him a question. Any question. The simplest of questions and he doesn't respond.


You can hear birds chirp.

He is so incredibly tuned to the TV that he can't hear any words coming out of my mouth.

Most of the time, this happens during Seinfeld. God forbid he miss an episode from 7 to 8 p.m. on TBS. An episode he's only seen 16 times over the last 10 years. Side note: what IS it about this show that makes grown men drop everything they are doing?

Me: Ohh, let's catch up on our DVR.
BF: But Seinfeld is on.
Me: No shit, Seinfeld is on, it's on all the time.
BF: Let's watch Seinfeld, as he takes the remote from my hand.
Me: You have seen every episode of Seinfeld and can quote lines in your sleep. Why can't we catch up on Modern Family?
BF: Because I love this episode. It's when Jerry convinces Babu to change his restaurant food to his native country and then no one comes in.
Me: Good thing for you, Sex and the City reruns are on tonight at 10 p.m. Screw those Golden Girls, we are watching Carrie and girls tonight.


Alana said...

At least he doesn't DVR Seinfeld (does he?). I have that problem and he always watches them when I know something trashy is on. The nerve.

~*~Lilly~*~ said...

Oh ya know, i have been told by many wise older ladies that it's just a male disease & i am starting to believe it more and more everyday. If i had a dollar for everytime stupid time i say something then later on the hubs gets all mad saying "you didn't tell me!!!" I'm all like uh ya i did dumbass....You were looking right at me and say yes i heard you.

OR at work ...same exact thing with these men. Last week one of my principals after 10 minutes yelled at me - "YOU didn't tell me my meeting was here!" So angry i yelled back...i told you twice....you looked right at me and nodded! Geez what are you guys my other husbands?!?!?

Read my post from yesterday...maybe you need to send your bf to a few of those classes. lol :)

fojoy said...

When I get no response from the Hub, I will repeat myself - but louder, and LOUDER until he at least acknowledges that he has heard me. And then he usually says "Geez, you don't have to yell, I'm sitting right here..."


Lil' Woman said...

That would be Big Man in front of the Xbox....doesn't hear a word I say.

Marie said...

Hahaha!! Seems like your boy loves the old re-runs! Awesome!

Mine is constantly watching sports (tennis and basketball) or something about asteroids or something spacey for the millionth time.

Fizzgig said...

hm well, thats actually a genetic defect. Boys cant do more than one thing at a time. Its physically impossible for them, so actually they deserve our pity...not anger.

Not only can we give birth to humans, but we can multi task. I'm really ashamed women havnt conquered the world with our wealth of things we're better at than men.

Jessica (Bayjb) said...

My dad does the same thing. It's so frustrating. I love that your BF is so into Seinfeld, maybe you'll have a Seinfeld-wedding one day :)

Stilettos And Coffee said...

Hahaha My honey hates when I talk during tv or movies. I don't really get tuned out.... but more like bitched at. hahahaha

I'm a first time visitor to your blog. Me likes!!!