Yesterday, I was reading this article to my husband. It's about whether the person you are dating is Mr. Right.
"Isn't it too late for you to be reading that?" he asked.
"I don't think you're Mr. Right," I told him "You never listen."
"Huh?" he asked.
I read him Trait No. 1: He listens to you. I emphasized the words "genuine concern" and "consistently remembers." It suddenly occurred to me that he forgets a lot things that I don't. Mostly, the names of people at church who I think he should know by now.
"It's not that I'm Mr. Wrong for you," he said. "It's that I don't listen to anyone. It has nothing to do with you, and everything to do with my short attention span."
Hmmm. I moved on.
Trait No. 2: He connects with you easily
"I think our relationship takes work," I said after reading the section.
I read it to him.
"I don't," he says. "It's one thing I love about it. That whole part about being easy, natural, and effortless. It's that way for me. You're the one who stresses."
Maybe I do. I decided not to read the rest. At least not to him.
He wasn't listening anyway. My Mr. Right.