When I say, "Van"
I do not mean "car"
and when I say, "Please bring this upstairs."
I do not mean, "Please drop this on the floor in the hallway."
When I say, "Please be quiet for a minute"
I do not mean, "Please continue to yammer incessantly"
and when I say, "Our appointment is on Wednesday"
I do not want to hear, "You never told me that!"
When you said, "Adult ADHD"
I did not hear, "Curse passed on to our children
that will cause you to seriously consider the merits of alcoholism."
I should have listened better.