If I am not chatting with Peter when we go walking, I am thinking. I may be thinking about an issue at work or about what is going on with the children. Often I think about what I will write for this blog. But I am never not thinking about something.
Occasionally, I turn to Peter and ask him what he's thinking about. His answer never varies. "Nothing," he says. Well, it seems to me that he has to be thinking about something. How could he not be?
One day I asked a colleague if his wife ever asked him what he was thinking. "Sure," he replied, "but my answer is always the same." "Nothing. "
Based on my sample of two, can I conclude that men can be in a state of non-thinking? Or are they just trying to frustrate their companions who are dying to hear their innermost thoughts?
What do you think?