It's ridiculous how good woman are at communicating. Let me explain where I'm going with this. Not too long ago, I attended a party with my wife. As she introduced me to coworkers (nurses, doctors, administrative people, and many, many more), I quickly realized she expected me to remember that person from a previous conversation. She would say, "you know so-and-so, I was talking about her the other day." I had no clue who so-and-so was. As we made our way around the party, I continued to fail the so-and-so test. She eventually shot me "the look." She followed that look with a serious question. "Have you listened to a word I've said since you became my husband?"
I love my wife more than anything, but she tends to be way too good at communicating. I'm always warned just before it happens. I'm alarmed as soon as she pulls into the driveway and that screeching garage-door opens. That's quickly followed by a moving mouth that keeps going on and on and on and on and one about something that happened at work. This is when we have a serious communication breakdown. In the beginning, I try very hard to grasp every word. I'm clinging. However, after she's tossed-in a few unfamiliar names, a few nursing terms, and a few side-stories, it's over. I'm glazed over thinking about beer and fire.
I guess conversation between men and women will always be a joke. On the subject of comedy and communicating, here's a great quote from Bill Cosby...."Men and women belong to different species, and communication between them is a science still in its infancy."