#0372 Misunderstandings

My Father would tuck me in super tight when I was 6 or so and sometimes I would claim that I could not get to sleep.

He would say in his thick Southern Italian Australian accent “Son, think of your toes”

Even at that age I would think, is my father some sort of meditation guru?

For years whenever I struggled to sleep I would think of my toes and invariably fall asleep.

It was not until my late teens I confronted him about his advice and with a look of confusion he said;
“Toes, I never say toes, I said toys!!!”

I was reminded of this recently when I was asked about clarity in communication.

Keep it simple and importantly, ensure it is clear and understood.

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