On not listening

A: “I like bananas, they have such nice yellow skin”.

B: “But tomatoes are red! And have seeds”.

A: “yes, I do love yellow bananas”.

B: “I hate it when I get the seeds stuck in my teeth!”

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About 3 minutes ago, I was sitting in a bar, eavesdropping two people deeply involved in an discussion/argument. It wasn’t exactly the version above, but it was about as stupid. Most notably, neither of them cared what the other was saying, they just kept ploughing on with their opinion, often repeating their previous sentiments, without bothering to check whether the subject matter matched, and getting progressively more irate in the process.

I left them to it – I hope they stop before they explode!

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