It seems that in my house, the female members of my family don’t understand the concept of watching a movie. They will sit watching, absorbed in the drama just like me. But at some point, one of them will turn to the other and have a brief discussion about some unrelated topic.
When they finish their discussion, some amount of time in the movie will have passed, and one of them will ask me what’s going on, because they weren’t paying attention. I am forced to abandon the film long enough to give them a quick synopsis, during which time nobody is paying attention to the movie.
When I finish the synopsis, we all return to the movie, and one of them will ask me what’s going on. Of course, I don’t know.
So the women, who have lost track of the movie, engage in a brief discussion about some unrelated topic, while I struggle to catch up. Eventually, they finish their discussion and one of them will ask me what’s going on. Repeat until the credits roll.
OK, is this a chick thing? Or is it just in my house?