You are not listening (Self reminder)

The truth is that I was not paying attention to what she was saying.  My mind was “connected” to my own personal network, and thoughts on different subjects were floating around like a bank of fish in the sea. Not even the traffic noise could interfere with my self-centred thoughts.

My friend was talking about trivial topics and I “assumed” I already knew where her conversation was leading to.  I was wrong. But my focus was on my own interests and talking about frivolous things was not part of my plans for the day.

I had no time to waste on unimportant talking and after all, I already knew everything she had to say. Or at least, that was what I thought.

She suddenly stopped, looked at me and said. “I think that would be a good solution, don´t you agree?”

I stood there feeling a cold shiver running down my spine, since she seemed to be waiting for an answer.

I had no idea what she had been talking about in the last 10 minutes or so.

I felt awful, self-centred and an idiot.  She had been pouring her heart out for a long time and all I have cared about was my own interests.

She noticed in my eyes that I had no idea what she was talking about.

“You haven´t heard a word of what I said” She said disappointed.

“Er…mmmh… sorry” was the only answer I could mutter while trying to hide my embarrassment.”

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