Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Selective Vision

My husband likes to brag about the fact that he has better than perfect vision. His vision is amazing. He can be sitting on the other side of a restaurant and he can read the score of the current football/basketball/baseball/any other sport game that's on the TV that can't be more than a few millimeters high. He can read the name of street signs before my eyes can even make out that there are actually letters on the darn thing. He can read the states on license plates from like 3 car lengths back.

However, ask him to get the spaghetti sauce out of the pantry, and you'll be sorely disappointed. Seriously, it was sitting behind one thing. One small can stood in front of the spaghetti sauce and he couldn't find it. Have you ever heard of moving things around??

And the refrigerator is even worse. Don't expect him to be able to find anything in there!

And apparently, reading shampoo bottles eludes his better than perfect vision also. At the store this past weekend we realized we had forgotten the conditioner, he tells me he'll go grab it while I start checking out. I quiz him first, "What kind do I use?"  He replies correctly, "Herbal Essences, orange bottle."

I've trained him well, I think to myself as I start unloading my groceries from the cart.

Mistake #1, I didn't look at the bottle he brought up to the check out. It was orange, I thought he did good.

Mistake #2, I didn't look at the bottle before I put it in the shower.

Mistake #3, I didn't look at the bottle before I went to condition my hair this morning.

While I'm trying to smooth in the "conditioner", I realize there is sudzing going on. Conditioner shouldn't do this I thought while continuing to lather my hair. That's when I looked at the bottle.

Look closely, that's 2 in 1, shampoo and conditioner. Not conditioner. Conditioner and shampoo.

So as I shampooed by hair for the second time this morning, I had a realization.

People always talk about how men have selective hearing. Well, apparently they also have selective vision. Yes, Nick's eye sight is amazing, if you need something like the score of the game from across the room. But ask for almost anything else, and you're on your own.

“God made woman beautiful and foolish; beautiful, that man might love her; and foolish, that she might love him”


Colin's Mom said...

Wes has a similar trait but with his memory. He can remember every score, jersey number, or stat from every game back to the 70's but can't remember where I told him we were going to dinner! It's a common thing but I've just tried to learn to deal - it's NOT easy though!

Shana said...

My mom has always told me that I search for things like a man- just open the door and *look* around, not *move* things around :)

Ashley said...

I love that quote. I love how Drew can't stay up to help me with things around the house but he can stay up all night to play his video games! :)

Brooke said...

What a cute quote! :)