My wife was complaining that I wasn't listening to her. Not completely true. I heard her speaking but the meaning of her conversation didn't really sink in. I was writing a blog entry and my focus was placed there.
I've heard this complain before. A search of "men don't listen" on Google returns 11.5 million hits, suggesting this is a commonly reported event.
BBC Reports :
There may be a ring of truth in the female complaint that men never seem to listen to a word they say.
Researchers in the United States have found that men only listen with half their brain, while women use both sides.
In related articles returned by the search, apparently women can't read maps.