I've found this to be true, not sure if you're using sarcasm or not. I've been in rooms where doctors say some very serious things and other people take away only the good things they want to hear.. it's weird. Some type of mental filter...My wife (Maureen) is going with me. She says that I don't listen to what they are telling me. I will be irritated if they tell me in front of my wife, no skiing. She's a very rules oriented person.