Mona: (droning on about something I don't remember)
Me: (doing my work and nodding to make Mona thinks I'm listening)
Me: What?! I was nodding my head!
Mona: Yeah, like this...(Mona stares straight ahead holding her neck stiff without moving)
Me: Umm...so you're saying I wasn't nodding my head?
Me: Are you sure?
Me: Um...Well...in my head I was nodding!
Mona: (rolls her eyes at me)
This "Acknowledge" shouting is a new thing Mona's doing. For some odd reason she doesn't like it when I listen to her without giving her some sort of affirmation that I am in fact listening. It's usually when she asks, what I think are, rhetorical questions. Like "Where do you want to eat?" or "What do you think about that?"
So, when she asks these rhetorical questions and I don't answer right away she shouts out "ACKNOWLEDGE!" to get me to respond.
I've been trying to acknowledge more without her prompting, but apparently that isn't working so well.