146. Hey Listen
It’s not that I don’t care, it’s that my ear
bones constrict systematically during a conversation. Medical experts have
often been baffled by this phenomena, a first in its kind. They may call this
condition Banal Ear in my honor. It’s true, trust me, I’m a guy on the
My lack of attention is arguably a more famous
aspect of my personality than my penchant for providing impromptu and improper
sound effects to mundane things. Arguably. Every teacher I had gave me the
spiel about how much better I’d do if… by that time my attention had ran its course so
I never got to hear the “if”.
It’s probably no picnic to my chosen one,
Roxanne. It likely comes off as selfish. It likely IS selfish.
Material possessions are not my goal, it has
been replaced by becoming a better me until the day I die. I have oceans
to cross, but this is one of my most important journeys. How do I become a
better listener to my wife and loved ones? That’s the question I will answer as
the journey unfolds. We’ve had partial success with whiteboards and clearer
roles. The next steps require being present and more attentive to signs. I
learned how to notice and stop at Stop Signs in the United States (after a couple of
traffic tickets), I can do this!
This selective deafness may be a feeble shell around me.
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