Wife: You haven’t heard a word I’ve been saying, have you? You never listen to what I say. It’s plain rude. I spent the last twenty minutes trying to explain to you why Katie isn’t doing so well at school and you haven’t heard a word. Not a word.
Husband: What a funny way to start a conversation.
I can’t begin to tell you how pathetic you…
So why have you begun? …how pathetic you are.
I’m not listening. You never listen. That’s why you’re pathetic.
Da da da. I’m not listening. You haven’t listened for years.
You’re pathetic. Is that all you can say? Pathetic. Pathetic. How pathetic is that?
I’ll give you something you can listen to. Oh yeah. What’s that?