“Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in a while, or the light won’t come in.” ― Isaac Asimov .
T H E B I G Q U E S T I O N O F T H E D A Y
Each and every day every one of us makes an assumption ( true or false) about a person, situation, line of thought or physical activity that directly or indirectly affects our lives.
We assume that due to gravity an object dropped from a balcony will fall to earth. We expect that oncoming vehicles we encounter on our streets and highways will follow safe driving practices. We hope that the professionals who offer us medical advice will know what they are doing.
There are times though when we wrongly “assume” that other people we meet will have the same basic skills and experiences as we possess: using a vacuum cleaner; being familiar with an Automated Teller Machine (ATM) and using a simple telephone to communicate with another person.
For this week’s prompt Susan and myself would like you to tell us when your assumptions about another person’s proficiency at doing something (simple or complex) proved to be correct or totally off the mark. – gc
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