half an ear
you don't really listen when i'm trying to talk, you're in too much of a hurry to let your words bowl mine over. and then when you finally finish speaking and i'm able to let a few words stumble out, you are totally indifferent to them, you do whatever you can to steer the conversation back to something you're interested in. i'm sorry my frustrations are so mundane to you, sorry my interests are so boring. but the least you could do is let me talk about them without interrupting.
and when you can't understand what i'm saying, don't just change the subject. maybe what i had to say was actually important. how would you know if you're never really listening?