11/13/2010

160: Communication Breakdown


He said. She said.

Both busy talking.
Neither can hear.

He said.
She thought...

She said.
 He heard...

Ah pfft!

In a huff
They stopped speaking.

Interplanetary
Interference?

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Thanks to my several of my blogging buddies
for inadvertently using the words that inspired this.

This was written for Sunday 160, 
graciously hosted by Monkey Man.


31 comments:

  1. Interplanetary Interference between Mars & Venus! It happens to the best of us!

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  2. You've got a real flair for writing about the dilemma of male/female communication. I've lived this vignette...

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  3. I have a communication problem too. It's in my Sunday 160: Silences Unspoken

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  4. haha. you know...sounds like a chat session i was having the other night with another blogger...and perhaps a few IRL conversations...

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  5. For me, it has everything a poem should have.

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  6. Now that says it all!!

    communication break downs can be a mess

    Nice 160

    mine is here

    Moonie hugs

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  7. mars and venus,
    digital or analog,
    verbal or physical?
    I'm gonna read The Five Languages of Love and get back to you!
    Di

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  8. I love the "interplanetary interference"......cool:)

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  9. i have those at home...Interplanetary
    Interference or just not paying enough attention to what the others are saying...? nice 160 patti

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  10. Ouch. First listening with the mouth then communicating with pride. An excellent Sunday 160, Patty. Thank you for being a part of it.

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  11. Oh, that would creep me out.

    Excellent 160!

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  12. Love it...reminds me of what I sometimes say to my children: Listen with your ears, not your mouth!

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  13. It seems we are always tuned in to different channels...he said, she heard; she said, he didn't listen... Great 160, Patti.

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  14. love this,
    playful and witty illustration of messy communications.
    thanks for sharing.

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  15. Patti...
    You are so beautifully Genius.

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  16. Huh?

    Just kidding.

    You captured it perfectly.

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  17. Interplanetary
    Interference?


    - always nice to have something else to blame it on :)

    great 160!

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  18. Great capture of 'simple' listening skills gone array, & cause big messes and lots of hurt feelings.

    C'est la vie.

    joanny

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  19. thinking, saying, speaking...when did we forget that listening is the most important part of communication? great 160! mine is up: 41 Days until Christmas!

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  20. Men are from Mars!

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  21. You got this one bang on! Loved your form, too. Great 160.
    -C

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  22. everyone just wants to talk, no one cares to listen! nice one!!

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  23. Another great time reading all your 160s. Thanks for coming by to read mine. I really appreciate it!

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  24. He said. She said. I say "clever Patti." Nice 160. Thanks for the chuckles today between this site and the other.

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  25. Sometimes, we hear without listening; we see without comprehending. You've neatly tied a bow of words around this universe of consciousness.

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  26. This poem was lots of fun. Nice play on the words.

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  27. Oh pfft! I'm often accused at talking 'at' and not 'to'!

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