quasi random (kaolinfire) wrote,
quasi random
kaolinfire

saving face through miscommunication

do you ever notice yourself speak some tidbit of information, have someone correct your facts, and then reframe what you said such that if you had actually meant it in the new context/frame then you were actually correct.

or if someone notices a slip and you rush to correct it somehow, and then they decide that it wasn't really a slip -- even without input from you, or with very lame input that doens't help at all... they give you the benefit of the doubt at least of having known what you said and meant it in a way that made sense?

am I making any sense now? was just thinking in the shower and replaying a snippet of conversation I had a few nights ago... wondering why it's so hard to admit to not knowing stuff... especially when others *assume* that you would know it...

la la la bleah.
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