At a wedding dinner recently, I told my good friend (host, who is bride's father) that because I had been busy being a new grandfather (we actually travelled on the same day to KL for the dinner and it was our first visit since the baby's arrival), I could not attend their earlier event. Last Saturday evening, I called him when in son's house and he overheard baby cries and asked about it. I said, 'I told you at the dinner!' and he replied that whatever people said to him at the dinner did not really register!
Thinking about it, both cases involved seniors... quite understandable, but more amusing I think.