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Diversionary Grunting

He was watching a basketball game on TV.  (Celtics)

She said something about her day.  He said, “Uh-huh.”

She said something else about her day.  He said, “Uh-huh.”

She made a comment about the weather.  He said, “Uh-huh.”

She said, “Your chair is on fire.”  He said, “Hmmmm.”

Now She wonders whether or not He was listening, or if it was just coincidence that He changed grunts.

She says, there’s another new “He Said – She Said” over here: Homeland Insecurity


  1. Just yesterday I was talking to Hubs and I could have sworn he wasn’t listening. I asked him to repeat what I said – he did. You never know!

  2. Uh, huh !
    I think I become specialist in this kind of conversation. Sometimes he wakes up by saying “What did you say ?” that means his brain is still working ! Isn’t that comforting ?

  3. Teehee!
    I think it was just some strange kind of coincidence, basketball games are far too important to worry about a chair on fire!

  4. LOL! I think Doug speaks truth! That, and MEN have so fewer words than we do – they must resort to grunts in order to keep up!

  5. but how can you be so rude as to disturb him during a basketball match?
    chair on fire? you could have simply hauled him out in the rain…

  6. Carletta – it’s called “multitasking”. 😉

    Gattina – maybe it’s because he really was asleep while you were speaking to him. I was …

    Gel – Ooga ooga.

    Mar – and I love Quilly. She may or may not think this a good thing.

    Jientje – at that particular moment, you could have lit the neighborhood on fire and I’m not sure I would have noticed.

    Doug – sssh!!

    Melli – I would argue (evidence elsewhere) that we men have just as many words as you. We just use them more economically. Sometimes.

    Juliana – if it had really been a chair on fire, she would have had to haul me out in the rain (and we had 12 cm of it yesterday). I was that sleepy.

  7. Because I am very hard of hearing I have become the master of the almost a response.
    The almost response shows we heard you but you can’t act on it or hold us to it.

  8. Dr. John’s comment is priceless.
    Enjoy the grunt
    embrace the sound
    don’t take anything
    for granted!

    Wishing you both a Merry Christmas Hawaiian style and may your days be filled with conversations. Big Hug 🙂

  9. Carletta — OC has surprised me several times when I thought he wasn’t listening — he’s also surprised me several times when I thought he was!

    Gattina — he was sort of listening. Maybe.

    Gel — I hope OC’s answer gave you yet another smile.

    Mar — the foibles of men are a universal bonding element for women.

    Jientje — he now claims he was sleeping! Likely story.

    Doug — you realize I have that in writing now?

    Melli — you’ve read OC’s writing and can still make that claim?

    Juliana — or opened the window and let nature do it for me.

    Amoeba — I love you, too! :*

    Brian — no.

    Dr. John — any unintelligible response can automatically be considered as agreement and/or permission — page one, chapter one, rule one, in the textbook for Communicating With Women 101.

    Nessa — uh-huh.

    Pauline — I adore OC and treasure all of our moments together, most especially the ones I make fun of!

  10. Quilly, re: “ooga ooga” have you ever heard the song that has lyrics “oogachucka” in it? (They say it like grunts.)

    For*Doug* Hi- I’m with all the women here who think you’re sense of humor is a hoot!Grunt cycle…

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