Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Non verbal communication

We were driving down the road the other day, on the way to my Mom's. 

I was chatting with Mr W and I was wondering where he was headed. 

The freeway is that way, I was thinking, and although I rarely do this, the words "where are you going?" escaped before I could check them.

He barely lifted his index finger off the steering wheel in response.

In my best documentary voice-over voice I say "He indicates with a mere lifting of his finger that he intends to drive on to the gas station up ahead, and stop for fuel before continuing on his journey."

We both start to laugh.  "See?  We communicate so well, we don't even need to speak to know what the other one of us is saying," he said.   He was half-kidding, teasing me, but also half-serious, too.

"Oh, really?"  I respond.  "What am I saying, right now?"  I throw him the look, slightly raising an eyebrow to illustrate my point.  (Sometimes, you have to tease back.)

He can only shake his head.  The kids were in the van with us, so he can't say it out loud.  But he knows, he gets me.

And that is all I need to know today. 


jevanslink said...

Those non verbal pieces of communication -- we're closer to wolves than we like to think.  Mrs. L

perkysgrl said...

Its great how two people can communicate with out having to say anything...

I hope he did really get that raised eyebrow look... cause if not, you really need some work ;)


ekgillen said...

Non verbal communication is the best...especially when stuck at a cocktail party with boring lawyers..."Help me" my eyes plead with him and he swoops in to save me (lucky for him)! :)

tdain2003 said...

I want that... : )

misscarberry said...

Awww, that's so great :)
Love Sam xXx