What's Being Said Without Words?

April 13, 2023

Does this sound familiar?

In a conversation with a dear friend, not that long ago, she was talking to me about an interaction she’d had with her husband about going to the store. Let me set the scene- 

Just home from work and everyone is ‘starving’….the plan had been to fix a meal at home then go to the store afterwards for a few things. Since no one wants to wait for a meal to be prepared, they run to a restaurant. While out, she asks if they mind stopping at Aldi for her to run in to grab the few things on the list. Her husband has never been to Aldi; as a first timer, he is shocked by the prices and has a hard time with renting the cart and paying for bags upon checkout - "this is not normal….produce cannot be cheap, what’s the catch? Do you do this every time?" She proceeds to answer his questions and ease his concern about the purchase but comments that she usually brings her own bags to not incur the additional expense. 

He then asks, “Why didn’t you bring them?” She responded, “I didn’t think you’d stop and if I’d brought them and we didn’t stop, you’d be upset that they’re in your vehicle.” To which he responded with, “No I wouldn’t,” everyone else in the car just looked at him like he’d grown a third eye on his head and kind of chuckled.

Anyone else experienced a similar conversation? I’ve been on both sides of this conversation. 

It’s funny how we don’t even realize the little things said under our breath…heavy sigh…deadpan look of annoyance…an eye roll…a furrowed brow…crossed arms…they all hold meaning, not only to us but to those that see or hear it.

If you’re struggling with non-verbal communication, please don’t hesitate to DM me.

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