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To not listen to my DH

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TheHedgeWitch Mon 04-Aug-08 23:00:06

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mumblechum Mon 04-Aug-08 23:02:09

Just zone out, make appropriate grunts/soothing noises whilst mentally compiling your shopping list.

I wish dh would tell me stuff about work, for all I know he works in a bunker for MI6/is a Columbian drug dealer

HumphreyPinCushion Mon 04-Aug-08 23:03:18

tap away on here, and nod and tut at various intervals.

thisisyesterday Mon 04-Aug-08 23:03:20

not at all. but make sure you look like you are listening.
I had a right earful from dp the other night for not listneing to something boring he was waffling on about

Jivegirl Mon 04-Aug-08 23:03:32

I think my own work politics is tiresome enough. Having to listen to someone elses is just excrutiatingly dull!

But we all do it (regrettably). Zone out and find a meaty thread on MN to entertain you! grin

themoon66 Mon 04-Aug-08 23:05:58

He doesnt have MN to whinge to. Just nod and make Hmmm noises.

JamieJay Mon 04-Aug-08 23:06:16

YANBU - but do at least put on a show of listening and let him talk.

It's the other way round in our house and I know it does a lot to clear my head stress if I can just unload about work - even though I know DH isn't listening grin

themoon66 Mon 04-Aug-08 23:06:18

Oh, and say 'poor you' at intervals.

shirleyghostman Mon 04-Aug-08 23:09:25

Look him straight in the eyes and say - when I look at this screen and start tapping that generally means 'not interested'.

Hecate Mon 04-Aug-08 23:10:35

Don't do what I do, which is say "I don't care."

It's not appropriate, apparently. blush

solidgoldbrass Mon 04-Aug-08 23:14:06

Does he let you talk at him about MN threads stuff he's not bothered about? If so then a polite show of interest won't kill you; if he never listens to you either then perhaps you ought to agree a family shout of DILLIGAF when one or other of you starts being boring, and no hard feelings all round.

(Dilligaf- Do I Look Like I Give A Fark)

thisisyesterday Tue 05-Aug-08 21:20:09

hecate- that's what got me into trouble too, lol

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