Caveman Communication

10 Oct

Ahhh….the joy of communicating with men….thus, the “caveman communication”.  I don’t think I’m asking too much if they actually initiate a dialogue?  Is it really that hard to pick up the phone to text, or heaven forbid, to call?

Case in point….last night.  My boyfriend is not the best texter or phone caller.  If he’s sitting in a room with you, he’ll talk non-stop.  Put a phone in front of him, well forget it.  It’s like he’s put on mute and his fingers are paralyzed.

After months of frustration with his lack of initiation, I decided to not text or phone first, just to see how long it would take him to contact me.  I know this sounds completely childish, but I’m frustrated, so cut me some slack.

Three days later, he finally texted me, “Hi there, how’s it going?”.  Nice!  An initiated conversation by him…this is good!  I respond and say I’m great and ask how his weekend was.  He answers but doesn’t ask how my weekend was, or ask any question for that matter, to continue the conversation.

So, since there was no question to respond to, I decided to ask another question.  Yet again, another answer, but no question in return.  Ugh!  Really?  How do you keep up a conversation when it’s one-sided?  Then I realize he’s probably glued to the baseball playoffs while texting me….the focus is gone.

I decide at that point to stop texting and go to bed.  The next morning, I text to say good morning and apologize for “falling asleep” and not continuing the conversation.  He texts back and says, “No worries. I figured you must have dozed off”.

Seriously?  Wow.  I guess that was his idea of a conversation but clearly not mine.  He was grunting and nodding on the other end of the phone and I’m jumping up and down and motioning in vain for a response.

Clearly, some things will never change…..

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