It always makes me laugh. Multiple times a year, someone will come up to me at an event and say, “Did you have a microphone in our kitchen yesterday?” or “Were you listening in on our conversation in the car last week?”
One woman told me, “I get your articles, and the joke in our household is: ‘Shaunti, can you please get your microphones out of our house?’”
I laughed and said, “Clearly there’s a story there! What do you mean?”
She threw up her hands. “It is uncanny. My husband and I have a certain kind of discussion or a particular type of heated argument—and then it seems as if a blog post about that exact topic will come out the next day!”
Since I promise I am not tied into your home security system, and don’t have listening devices in your car . . . what is it about this information that seems to apply so directly to our everyday interactions in our relationships? And why does that matter?
Something surprisingly important is going on: