Today's Callan

in one ear and out the other

does not listen

I’ve told him a hundred times not to go out without his coat on, but what I say just goes in one ear and out the other.

Why don’t you let in one ear and out the other?

Conversation 1

Wife to her husband.

A: Hi there.
B: God, you’re home early, I wasn’t expecting you so soon.
A: Did you put the washing out on the line for me?
B: No, you didn’t tell me to.
A: Yes I did, I told you before I went out. I said that it was really important because I need to get the clothes dry.
B: I don’t remember that, was I awake?
A: Yes you were, I swear everything I say just goes in one ear and out the other.
Do I have to write everything down for you?
B; That would probably be a good idea.

Conversation 2
Two women discussing their partners

A; Why is it that they never do what you ask them to?
B: I don’t know, it’s like they are deaf half the time.
A: Yeah, but they are only deaf when you ask them to do something.
B: I know, everything that I say that he doesn’t want to hear just seems to go in one ear and out the other. For example, last week I reminded him about his sister’s birthday, I even bought him a card, and then on her birthday I asked him if he had sent it. He hadn’t! The card was still on the table where I had left it. It drives me crazy!
A: But if it is something that they want to do then they never forget.
B: Of course.

(Callan book4, Stage 8 791p)

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