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Can You Hear Me Now?

Hubby and I have been married thirty-five years. We have been through better and worse, richer and poorer, sickness and health. Now we seem to be going through something that we never saw coming. Losing our hearing. It is very irritating. Sometimes I think he purposely can’t hear me. It seems he hears better if I’m talking about him and not to him.

Here’s a typical conversation in our household:

Me: Do you know if I have clean clothes for tomorrow?

Hubby: (silence)

Me:  Do you know if I have clean clothes for tomorrow?

Hubby: (silence)

Me: Did you hear me?

Hubby: Hear what?

Me: I asked you if I have clean clothes for tomorrow?

Hubby: Yeahno (He mumbles)

Me: What?

Hubby: Yeahno

Me: Say again.

Hubby: Yeahno

Me: Oh my God! I can’t understand what you are saying. Just nod your head if I do.

Hubby: (Makes head movement.)

Me; Oh never mind. I don’t have my glasses on.

He can also be very indecisive. This really bugs the shit out of me. Some nights we don’t want to cook so I will offer to go get something and bring it home. Here is the conversation that happens every time (you would think I  would learn by now):

Me: Where do you want me to get supper?

Hubby: I don’t care.

Me: How about Mexican food?

Hubby: No, I don’t want any of that burping ass shit. (he gets heartburn)

Me: Chinese food?

Hubby: I hate that shit.

Me: Subway?

Hubby: Too much bread.

Me: Oh my God! What do you want?

Hubby: I don’t care.

(I roll my eyes so hard they hurt.)