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1. Posted by Rraven (Travel Guru 5924 posts) 11y

Did you ever misread a situation so badly you risked a relationship / friendship / job / travel plans ?

and how did you fix it / or could you ?

2. Posted by Cupcake (Travel Guru 8468 posts) 11y

You brought back a flood of memories with this post! A few times...I did everything I could to rectify the situation to no avail...I've lost friends and a job because of this...but I have learned...not to jump to conclusions. It's a hard pill to swallow...

3. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 11y

I've done this, but usually it turned out ok (fingers crossed...)

4. Posted by Rraven (Travel Guru 5924 posts) 11y

i'm always getting into trouble by either myself or the other person not understanding each other or the full situation, this week alone i nearly lost my job ( this is always nearly happening, well for the last 6 years ) but it worked out i'm still here, i lost my gym membership (they were crap one anyway, great facilities, shame about the staff ) , and one of my friends is just about speaking to me (not my fault but she misread a situation) , its taken 4 weeks of talking to sort it out and its just so much hassle

5. Posted by Wocca (Inactive 3745 posts) 11y

Many people I deal with have been taught English as their second language, or they learnt it themselves. Sometimes situations can get misread, but for the most part I find it best not to anticipate or read too much into situations whilst they are actually developing. If it all gets too much, then step back and find somewhere to have a nap.

6. Posted by Pardus (Respected Member 2356 posts) 11y

I tend to be very paranoid about misreading situations so that I end up annoying the other persons with constant questions about what's meant.
But I find to avoid misunderstandings it always pays out to rephrase what the person said with different words.

7. Posted by zags (Respected Member 370 posts) 11y

It usually happens when you ASSUME. I always say to myself (and my closest person) not to assume. You'd better say what you think or guess about a situation.

8. Posted by s0f (Full Member 163 posts) 11y

To ASSUME puts the ASS in U and ME

9. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4136 posts) 11y

I knew I should have cut the red wire, not the blue one

10. Posted by Wocca (Inactive 3745 posts) 11y

Quoting zags

It usually happens when you ASSUME. I always say to myself (and my closest person) not to assume. You'd better say what you think or guess about a situation.

Sometimes it's useful to just listen & not make any comment at all. Things can become clearer later. Otherwise, issues can lapse in relevance