On Jan 19, 2017
Have you ever noticed, nobody ever says that to you? Lots of people let you know they have things to say to you. And, sometimes, people provide advance notice, letting you know they want to say much to you. This is presented in words like, “Let’s meet. I have much I want to share with you.”
But you never hear, “Let’s meet. I have much I want to listen to you.”
Perhaps most people will justify this by pointing out that sort of talk is grammatically incorrect, or at least grammatically awkward. While that may be true and is certainly a fair argument it does not explain why people never say grammatically-better things like, “Come over here. I want to listen to you…right now.” People don’t say things like that let alone yell them at you. Yet, they do yell things like, “Come over here. I want to talk to you…right now!”
People do not call you to come so they can listen to you. They call you so you can listen to them. And sometimes they illustrate their enthusiasm as they call out to you by injecting invective words into their calls, as in, “Hey idiot. Come here. I want to talk to you…right now!”
At least, that’s been my experience.
But, I know I should not give up on this.
Being open minded I shall not give up listening in hopes of hearing, “I have much I want to listen to you.”