Reminds me of something I heard on the BBC...
This wife comes home and sees her husband on the internet.
She speaks to him, but he’s like "um", "uhuh", "ah". So he's acknowledging her, but not really listening.
Exasperated, she insists he converse with her.
He insists she read his blog. After all, it saves time on face to face conversation, proves his ability to be amusing, to glorify trivial happenings, builds up his hits and proves his popularity.
He promptly enters in a new topic based on his wife.
She’s annoyed and decides to podast her spat with her husband.
He agrees to talk to her.
They look at each other… and mutually agree to continue working on their laptops.