I might ask them to clarify once or twice, but if it's something that really doesn't matter, I let it go. If it's something to do with work, getting something done, or anything else important, I'll figure out a way to understand.
im mostly deaf. i NEVER understand anyone
my mom-in-law, all the time.
wisdom is the fountain of all knowledge - misunderstanding is the faulty plug thats fitted to the pump lol
I just follow their reaction to their statement then pretend that something else caught my attention and try to pay better attention next time. For the most part it works, either they think I got it or they think I'm an idiot.
When it's a person/situation I don't really care about? All the time.