“I’d love to be the fly on the wall in that office today,” we may find ourselves sometimes saying, especially when we want to know what someone is thinking, but that knowledge is something we are not privy too or it is something that is too impolitic to ask, so we don’t and just fantasize about that fly. On the wall. With his ears wide open. Just listening.
We think if we know what someone is talking about that we know what they are thinking. Unfortunately, what people say doesn’t often equate to what they mean.
Better to watch what they actually do then to sit in the office and surmise what they will do.
Please go watch a kid’s birthday party unfold, today, and let me know what you saw, please.