Please Tell Us What’s Wrong

Please Tell Us What’s Wrong

This actually came out of a woman’s mouth once: “If you don’t know what’s wrong, I’m certainly not going to tell you.”

In a more calm moment, we’d hope that the utterer of the phrase might see the absurdity of the comment.

We’re simple. We generally want to make you happy. Tell us what’s wrong when we ask. We’re wired to want to fix things…so we’ll probably try to fix it.

Unless it’s outrageous or silly, in which case you’re on your own.

Happy 4 Month Anniversary…Can we talk?

Happy 4 Month Anniversary…Can we talk?

There is little that makes our blood run as cold as the topic of an X-month anniversary of dating where X is not a multiple of 12. Why?

Ask and Ye Shall Receive…An Answer

Ask and Ye Shall Receive…An Answer

We’re simple creatures, right?

That means that sometimes, we’re not so perceptive. It’s not because we don’t care, it’s because we’re genetically wired to be hunters, not gatherers. Consequently, we hunt solutions but are often not good at gathering information. Like hints. You may find that you drop them all over the place…and that we don’t get it. This often leads to frustration or disappointment that we haven’t done something, or stopped doing something, or something like that.

Another, probably more effective way to approach the unmet need might be to ask directly. Typically, we want to keep you as happy as we can (within reason — you’ll have to watch a Meg Ryan chic flic with your friends, not us)…so we’ll usually try to accommodate. Even if we won’t, or can’t, you’ll at least know that you have an answer.