Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Now, you may be thinking I am exaggerating. I am not. Let me tell you a little story...
When I was about 7 months pregnant with Nephi, Ben came with me to the OB/GYN appointment. Like most waiting rooms, ours was equipped with televisions. This particular day Opera was on, which isn't one of Ben's normal shows, but hey, there was a TV on and there was something to watch on it.
While Ben was glued to the TV, three cops walked in the clinic with a prisoner in chains complete with orange jump suit. Everyone in the waiting room couldn't help but watch the drama unfold. We watched as the prisoner was brought in, checked in at the desk and then escorted to a seat. His butt barely touch the chair when he shot up and tried to escape. He got about 5 feet away (12 inches from Ben!) when the cops jumped and tackled him and drug him out of the office kicking and screaming.
We all sat in silence for a minute looking at each other, still in shock from what we all witnessed. I couldn't wait to tell my friends about it and I turned to Ben who was still watching the TV.
"Can you believe that!? I can't wait to tell Dad! I totally thought he was going to hit you when those cops tackled him!" I told him
Ben turned and looked at me. He blinked.
"Did you say something, sweetie?"
"Yeah, HELLO! Don't even tell me you didn't just see what happened here!" I felt like slugging him! How could anyone have such tunnel vision!!
"What happened here? I don't know what you are talking about," he said.
"You mean to tell me, that you were so absorbed in Opera that you didn't see the whole prisoner thing??"
"What prisoner?" I thought he was kidding... he had to be, right? I told him what happened and he laughed.
"Very funny sweetie! Nice joke!" he didn't believe me! It was at this point that another pregnant woman came to my rescue and told him it was true followed by several other nodding heads. I got a few looks of pity too.
My question: do all men have this "tunnel vision" or is it just mine?