Saturday, January 17, 2009

Lost in Conversation

I have no concept of how a man's brain "works", if you can call it that! Tonight's perfect example:

T: How about we go out to Outback tonight with those gift cards.
Me: OK.

T falls asleep and doesn't wake up (on a Saturday night) until 6:30.

T: What do you want to do for dinner?
Me: Well, I know you said Outback, but I'm so warm here, how about fajitas from La Palapa??
T: Um, well, is that what you want?
Me: I could really use some chips and salsa.
T: So, do you want to go out or stay in.
Me: If you really want to go, I guess I could get myself out of this nice, warm bed, but I'd rather just stay in.
T: (yelling downstairs) Em, do you want to go to Outback tonight?
Me: Well, OK.... I guess I'll have to drag myself out of this warm bed and go out at 6:30 on a Saturday and wait for Outback...
T: What? Did you want to do something different?
Me: Did you listen to any of the conversation I just had with you?????

30 minutes later, we get to Outback. There is a line to pull into the parking lot. I suggest we quickly pick up our stuff we need at Target and head down to the other Outback.... after realizing even Pizzeria Uno is completely full. While in Target, T is nowhere to be found... then we see him walking towards us with his phone in hand, I mean on his ear.

Me: Who are you talking to?
T: Outback. I'm calling to see if I can get a table reservation for us.
Me: But there's no place to even park there.
T: I'm sure there will be parking by the time we get there. (It's in the same shopping center as target and we're next in line).
T: (on phone) Hi, can I make a reservation? We're about 20 minutes.... 3 of us.... oh, really? Uh, OK.
T: (to me) They can't give us anything until 7:50.
Em: Can we just go to McDonald's????
Me: Well, that's just too late.
T: How about we just order from La Palapa.
Me: And not drive to the other Outback?
T: Well, that would take us just as long.....
Me: ..................................................

I just don't understand. Nothing registers? Processing issue?? Anyway, I ended up having to go out when I didn't need to - I can process that pretty easily! Especially when it's 23 degrees outside!!


Kathryn said...

I sympathize, D. I have had these type of 'conversations' with the other gender, and I can only say, I hear ya', sister!

deanna said...

Seriously... as you well know, this is only one of many examples! Just had to share!!

Randy and Terry said...

It's so nice to know that other couples have these conversations!! :)