Today, I snapped at my son-in-law. We had been looking for the remote controller, and, in the process, I noticed that an exercise band was caught under the futon leg. I tried to move the futon, but was having difficulty. I asked for assistance.
Unfortunately, my son-in-law decided that I hadn't heard that the controller had been found. He replied to my requests for assistance by repeating, "Mom, I got it", over and over again. When I said, "that's not the problem", he ignored what I said, and just got louder.
I really hate that. Too often, people assume that the problem is that I didn't hear them. Instead, other issues arise:
- I'm busy with something else
- I'm ignoring them - sometimes this goes with the above
- I'm not aware that they are talking to me - this occurs often when someone is not facing me while they are talking