I just realized that I don't have any blogs that have a Q letter title so here it is.
I have lots of time to think and think and think. It is probably how I spend at least 50% of my day. If you are talking to me and I seem to be ignoring you I am not. I am fully listening and processing what you are saying. In fact I could most likely repeat back with 95% accuracy the last few exchanges that have taken place. The reason you may think that I am ignoring you is that I am either eavesdropping on some else or I am thinking.
I know that it is a bad habit and I have gotten pretty good at focusing when it is just me and another person, or a smaller group, but please don't think I am being rude if you ask me a question and I respond with, "Huh?" and then proceed to answer your question. Your need for a response summons me from my other activity, I proceed to reconstruct the discussion in my head and then formulate an answer. The "Huh" just gives me that extra half a second to think.