April 19, 2018
Yesterday I was giving a friend directions to a building nearby, and as I sent the message I was pretty sure it was clear enough. Well, clear to me of course. He sent another query because my prior direction seemed vague. I reread said direction as not-me and it confused me, too. What if he did not clarify it because he didn't want to bother me anymore or he wanted to just wing it? How many clarifications did we choose not to do? How many assumptions did we take, just because we were too shy or lazy to ask?