you really should be? Someone is talking to you. You're paying attention at first...everything is smooth sailing ...and then it happens. The low attention span kicks in. You hear words, you see their mouth moving, but then you start thinking about other things. (I wonder if I left the stove on? No, no...I didn't use the stove this morning, I used the microwave...I need to pick up something for dinner, gotta stop at the ATM...Look at those boots! Damn...what is he/she saying? Damn...don't look away. DON'T....LOOK....AWAY... If you look away, he/she will suspect something. ) Then, the person stops talking for a second and says, "Right?" (Nod your head and say "Yep." Wow...I hope this wasn't something really important. ) Then, they start talking some more. (Whew. I'm going to listen this time. That is so messed up. I really need to stop doing this. What time is it? Oh no...I'm missing Project Runway again. Wait....I can catch it on a rerun. I love Bravo...they show that joint about 50 times before...wait...what was he/she saying? :shame: ) This is easier to play off on the telephone. The other day, I participated in a 20 minute telephone conversation. I have absolutely no idea what 15 minutes of the conversation was about...But the other person seemed okay with it. I don't mean for this to happen...but sometimes, I just zone out. Unless it involves life, death or unreceived shipped items, I just don't have the energy to always listen.