When my husband and I sold our house about ten years ago, we decided to do it on our own instead of using a realtor. After all, who, better than we, could talk about the beauty of the house? After one couple had shown interest twice, we began to seal the deal. The wife came over one day to look at tile, carpet, etc. and happened to mention that she really liked the look of our refrigerator, which we intended to take with us. I inadvertently said the following words: "I know, it really goes with the house". A few days later when we finalized the deal, we went through what was included and what wasn't included. She stood firm on the thought that I had said the refriegerator was part of the sale. Not understanding, I recalled our conversation and almost laughed outloud. I just meant the appliance matched the decor and she had taken my comment to mean it was included with the house. We split the difference and called it good, but how many times does this situation occur in our lives? We say something, fully knowing what we mean while someone else totally misinterprets or differently interprets what we say.
Perhaps if we take the time to think about what we are saying and clarify what we say and what we heard, we might be much better off! Hope everyone has a great "non-misinterpreted" week!