March 27, 2006

[Conversation] The Question Heard

Pro-Bono?  Actually, I'm more anti-Cher.
(Panel from "The Duplex" by Glenn McCoy)

If you're ever having problems getting answers, stop for a second and see if your question is actually being understood.

I've found that most of the time when someone is getting frustrated with the answer that I'm giving, I'm giving the right answer to the question that they seem to be asking, but the wrong answer to what they are actually asking. Stopping for a second and verifying the question can save hours of misunderstanding and therapy down the road.

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