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A man drives into a filling station and asks the attendant to fill the tank with gas. The attendant sees 3 penguins standing on the back seat of the car and tells the man, “Hey! You should take those penguins to the zoo.” The man says, “Good idea!” And drives away.
About a week later the same man returns to the filling station and asks the attendant to fill the tank. The attendant sees the same 3 penguins but now they’re wearing sunhats, sunglasses, and beach sandals. He says, “Hey I thought I told you to take those penguins to the zoo!” “I did, replied the man, and we had such a good time today we’re going to the beach!”
Practical Tip: When in conversation with someone ask yourself:
- What did they say?
- What did I hear?
- Was it the same, or different?