Thursday, April 18, 2013

One of life’s joys, or is it embarrassments. And, is there a difference?

A “little old lady” phoned a few minutes ago. In her sweet and kind of shaky voice she asked, “Where are you located?”

I replied, “We are located in Seattle on Stone Way North, between the Wallingford and Fremont neighborhoods, just north of Lake Union and south of Green Lake.”

She replied, “Oh. Well, I’m in Denver Colorado.”

I assumed that she was asking one question, a local question. She was actually asking a continental question.

The laugh is on me!

I could have clarified with her first where she was located in order to give her an answer that met her needs. I just assumed too much.

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