Words and Notion

Words Whipping up Whimsical Waves of Notion


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Who will talk first?

His one word reply was good enough to elevate her into the epitome of imaginations. She didn’t ask anything further as the answer was least satisfactory or a perfect lie for her.

He waited for her to ask further. Since she didn’t, he skipped and left.

She thought why he was lying.

He thought why she couldn’t ask further.

The ego is so powerful to ruin your relationships.  Keep an eye out for that missing heart to heart conversation.


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A conversation

In the morning

Mr X: Sir, we need a copy of one of these three documents:- certificate 1, certificate 2, certificate 3

Mr Y: Okay come by evening. I will arrange it.

In the noon

Mr X: Sir, I just came to show you a sample of certificate 2. Hope you will do the needful

Mr Y: Okay.

In the evening

Mr Y: I have taken the copy of certificate 1. Hope this will suffice

Mr X: Oops, no Sir. I want the certificate 2 itself, that’s what I have shown you in the noon.

Mr X: What….???

Do you find something amiss in this communication? In fact both X and Y failed to communicate properly.

Mr X could have told that he wants a copy of certificate 2 only and explicitly mention on the non-necessity of the other two items.

Similarly Mr Y could have asked while he was back with a sample of a particular certificate alone. He could have checked it then and there itself and ensured the actual requirements.


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Don’t forget context while communicating

He: I am leaving. Keep it there.

She: What to keep? (thinking)

Either this could be a continuation of something they were talking about. If so, it is she who missed to catch it up. A tube-light girl.

Then the other possibility is, himself referring to something in his mind or something which he told her hours/days back. And he failed to communicate it properly. He is assuming that she knows the situation as he does and expects her to catch it up.

I have no ways to help the tube light girl as of now.. do you have any idea..?

Then on the other side, isn’t it very jerky to start the conversation without a single mention on the context. They start all of a sudden and give the listener a tougher time to cope with them.

The telepathic may dig into your mind and read what is unsaid. But we, all are not telepathic and can’t decode your words.

While communicating or listening, let us keep an eye on the context too and make it a smoother conversation.