Don’t assume someone has never done something before. Ask if they have.
Don’t assume that you know the best way. Ask for suggestions.
Don’t assume the sale is closed. Get a signature or charge the card.
The old saying always applies: “When you assume you make an ass out of u and me.”
Making an assumption can create unnecessary tension, misunderstanding, and potentially catastrophic failure. Taking a few extra moments to verify our assumptions can potentially save us tons of time. At worst we spend a few more moments getting to know someone better.