Never Assume Anything

don't assumeOver the weekend, we got together for a very special event – the funeral of a family member. Everyone was under the impression there would be a chaplain, a nice but brief service, and then a get together to celebrate the life of the family member. To our great surprise, there was no chaplain, no words spoken – only a moment of silence, and then interment. The whole thing was less than five minutes. Looking around, everyone was surprised but didn’t know what to say. The discussion later indicated that everyone made the same assumptions about the service, except the person organizing it. Assumptions happen all the time. Are you making assumptions explicit so you don’t have important misses?

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