Be careful with assumptions

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.


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