My female and I communicate differently. As I write that, I realize that it makes it sound like we use smoke signals instead of cell phones, or have created our own language out of high pitched dolphin shrieks. And while those things would be really cool, that is not what I am trying to say.
Although since I am on the subject of communicating differently, everybody knows, thanks to Tomax and Xamot, that twins can telepathically feel pain from their sibling regardless of any distance involved. Which means that I could theoretically rig up a crude Morse code system based off of tormenting one of my sisters twins, and then interpreting the other’s distress. This would definitely be a different way of communicating, and would frankly be of some pretty hefty financial significance to the right intelligence service or large corporation. I’m pretty sure the Scream-a-phone could be a huge success but I'm sure my female will inform me that I am no longer allowed to explore telecommunications as a career field. It’s like she wants us to be poor.
What I meant to say is that when communicating, Tola and I do it in a different manner from each other. Specifically, we use the same language and words to mean entirely different things. I’m not sure how much of this is gender, or genetics, or even if it’s just because we were raised differently. But it can lead to some very unusual problems.
She has a tendency to view the world as a series of obligations. There are rules, and there are consequences. Sure these things may be manipulated to your benefit, but they must be adhered to.
So for example, if she says “Can you put that fish skin down the garbage disposal?” this is a combination of an ethics problem and mechanical engineering. What she thinks she is asking me is “”Should you put fish skin down the garbage disposal?” and furthermore it is implied “Will something bad result if my male puts that fish skin down there. Could it damage the garbage disposal, or would it cause an environmental hazard like dumping grease down the drain?”
I on the other hand, tend to view the world as a series of events that I can get away with. So when I hear “Can you put that fish skin down the garbage disposal?” I interpret it as a physics problem.
“Yep, looks like it will fit.” *griiiiind*
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