Yesterday’s Thoughts

November 24, 2007

Two Sides to the Story

Is it any wonder communication fails?

Her version of the story:

R: I thought of something else you should get at the store.

L: Ok.

R. Hum.

L: I’m getting a pad.

L: What was it?

R: What was it?

L: What was what?

L: What you wanted to me to get?

R: I thought you wrote it down?

L: Wrote what down?

R: Gum

My side:

R: I thought of something else you should get at the store.

L: Ok.

R: Gum.

L: I’m writing it down.

L: What was it?

R: What was what?

L: What you wanted to me to get?

R: I thought you wrote it down?

L: Wrote what down?

R: Gum

2 Comment(s)

  1. beckyray | Dec 25, 2007 | Reply

    is this an overheard on the……?

    because i love those.

    are you a ray baxter from iowa or a totally different ray baxter?

  2. Ray Baxter | Dec 25, 2007 | Reply

    Hi Becky,

    Thanks for visiting and commenting.

    I’m a totally different Ray Baxter. I’ve been through Iowa a few times, but I’m from Kentucky.

    I overheard this conversation on the telephone. I’m R.

    Imagine the difficulties that L and have when we are talking about complex subjects.

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