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Remember “No, did you hear that?”

Posted by on November 28, 2010

…when David kept asking me, “No, did you hear that?”

We were in Ft. Lauderdale and had just eaten our weight in delicious Barbecue at The Dixie Pig. There was an older man there with two golden retrievers. He was adorable and kept feeding the dogs from his plate while he caught up with the waitress. This guy was clearly a regular.

While we were on our way out, the man was telling the waitress that he was going to be knocking things off his ‘bucket list’ and was describing plans for trips he wanted to take. That I am mentioning this at this point in the story should assure you that I did hear what the man said.

As soon as the words were out of the man’s mouth, David looked at me and asked, “Did you hear that?” I answered, “Yes.” He looked at me and said, “Wait, did you hear that?” I again looked at him and said, “Yeah.” At this point, I was completely mystified at how he could be asking me the same question twice. Then, he looked at me and asked, “No, did you hear that?” At this point, I threw my hands up and said, “Yes, I heard that!”

By this time, David realized what he had done and began laughing. He laughed until he hurt and was crying.

So here’s how it happened. I had heard the guy talk about his bucket list, and I thought it was cute, so I asked Ashley if she had heard what that guy said (Did you hear that?). She said yes, but I suppose that I didn’t believe her since the guy was speaking softly. So I asked her again (Did you hear that?). She answered yes again, but for some reason, I thought she hadn’t understood that I was asking about the old guy with the retrievers, so I asked her again (Did you hear that?). In my head, I had asked three unique and separate questions about different subjects, but to her, I asked her the same thing three times after getting the same answer back. Once I realized how bewildered she must have been, I couldn’t help myself, I was laughing so hard.

— David

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