During NFL Playoffs on Saturday, the following conversations occurred between me and Mike. Pay close attention to how Mike listens ENOUGH to give a valid response, but NOT enough to give the correct response.
Me: "Man, Reggie Bush is really small."
Mike: "Yeah he is."
Me: "How tall is he?"
Mike: "Oh, 6'3"."
Me: "Really? That's actually pretty tall!"
Mike: (now realizing he was actually talking) "Oh, whoops...I mean...he probably about 5'9" ."
Another conversation (5 mins later):
Me: "I wasn't able to reach Brooke this morning, so I guess we aren't watching Ryan while they go on a date."
Mike: "Oh, that's too bad..."
Mike again a minute later: (now realizing he was actually talking) "Uh oh, don't be mad at me."
Angela: "Come on, completely wrong answer again?"
Mike: "Yeah, actually...Zach (Brooke's husband) called this morning and said they'd drop off Ryan at 5."
Wow Mike, impressive. Impressive indeed. For the record, Mike is normally a very good listener.