I can be standing 2 feet away, talking about something, and he hears nothing that comes from my mouth. He’s aware of everything else in the room. Sometimes he appears to be listening, unless the tv is on, and a portion of it is visible from where he’s standing. He can be completly ignoring the tv. But as soon as I start talking, his eyes start moving towards the tv. If I accuse him of not listening, he’ll look at me for a few seconds, then his eyes start drifting toward the tv again, (car commercials and cartoons are the biggest culprit, but anything will do.)
Just now, I went to give him my ATM card so he could get the money to pay for a perscription. The perscription is $35. I told him to go ahead and get $50, since it has to be in $10 incriments, plus I’d have some extra for spending money. He said “okay”. Then he came and told me 15 mins. later, that since it has to be in $10 incriments, he’ll get out $40, unless I want more for spending money. :rolleyes:
Sometimes, if what I tell him, is unusually interesting, like a weird news story, or an upcomming event. A tiny fragment will reach his brain, and actually get processed. Then 2 days later, he’ll tell me the same thing, saying somebody else told him about it. Of course, he won’t be able to remember who told him.