So, I miss a lot of the nuances of human communication. to analogize to the book I just finished, I can understand the Braxin Basic Mode fully, but the forty-six other speech modes completely elude me. Reading books, watching movies, whatever, I'm paying attention to the story, what happens, etc, but I never even notice the subtexts, the morals of the story as it were, unless they're just hitting you upside the head with them (and I generally don't like such stories, as I find them preachy and hamhanded). People talk about the meaning of this story or that movie and I just nod, having seen none of it. It's weird.
I've decided not to discuss the carrot. It ties into the memory thing above.