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Near Misses
« on: June 18, 2006, 05:21:05 PM »
Near Misses

When people try to communicate
Perhaps they should pause not hesitate,
To try and ensure that they are understood
Because it is our responsibility and we should!

So think about what was said
Do not mouth platitudes and nod your head.
Instead, listen and give due consideration
To the thoughts expressed or hypothecation.

For to stand there pointlessly talking at a person
About issues of import or maybe just fashion.
When all the time they stand there too
Just as busily talking back at you.

This seems such a waste of effort and time expended.
When nothing was learnt and everything depended
On an understanding being achieved
And the views expressed to be sympathetically received.

Finally, remembering to pause for a listen and a think is a must!
It gives an important chance to build friendship and trust!
Otherwise you are like ships that pass in the night
Or like two planes passing within the others sight!

Nicholas Tindall 2004 (I confirm this is my own work)
I tend to critique in a harsh manner. Please remember it is not personal, but how I prefer anyone critiqueing me to be. It is far more useful IMO.

WB

Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.