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"Before you connect any more dots, you should know that all the dots have been repurposed."
Tags:offices, office worker, office workers, connect the dots, connecting the dots, join the dots, joining the dots, repurposed, repurposing, modern life, modern times, modern attitudes, bureaucracy, waste of time, wasting time, bad manager, bad managers, badly managed, bad managements, underappreciated, out of the loop, bad communication, reinventing, reinvention
"Ed's a one-issue voter, but he won't tell me what it is."
Tags:one issue voter, one-issue voter, one issue voters, one-issues voters, voter, voters, voting, election, elections, personal politics, political campaign, political campaigns, women talking about men, poor communication, bad communication, poor communicator, poor communicators, secret vote, secret votes, undecided voter, undecided voters
"He refuses to talk and he never listens."
Tags:couples counselling, couples counsellor, couples counsellors, couples counseling, couples counselor, couples counselors, couples therapy, couples therapist, couples therapists, counselling, counsellor, counsellors, counseling, counselor, counselors, therapy, therapist, therapists, relationship difficulties, relationship issues, pun, puns, visual pun, visual puns, wordplay, bad communication, bad communicator, childrens toy, childrens toys
"Doris and I have an unspoken agreement, but she won't tell me what it is."
"I don't like people knowing things about me."
Tags:first date, first dates, bad date, bad dates, man of mystery, bad communication, no communication, uncommunicative, pretension, pretentiousness, pretentious, unhelpful, bad relationship, bad relationships, dark past, sob story, sob stories, secret, secrets, keeping secrets, self importance, self importance, self-important, self-importance
"Apparently you mistook my laugh of derision for a smile of approval."
Tags:miscommunication, miscommunications, executive, executives, business executive, employee, employees, bad employee, bad employees, business executives, manager, incompetent, incompetence, managers, business manager, business managers, boss, misunderstand, misunderstanding, bosses, poor communication, bad communication, no communication, disapprove, disapproving, disapproval
"Mind you I wouldn't be telling you all this if you weren't asleep."
Tags:couple, couples, relationship, relationships, long-term relationships, marriage, marriages, married couple, married couples, spilling heart out, spill heart out, communication, honest communication, good communication, communicate, telling, tell, tells, sharing, sharing woes, sharing problems, bedtime, bed, sleep, sleeping, lack of communication, bad communication
Man using flag semaphore in a therapy session.
Tags:communication, good communication, communicating, semaphore, flag semaphore, flag signal, flag signals, bad communication, therapy, therapists, therapist, counselor, counselors, counseling, counsellor, counsellors, counselling, psychology, psychologist, psychologists, psychiatry, psychiatrist, psychiatrists, psychoanalysis, poor communication, poor communicator, poor communicators
"I can see this meeting is going nowhere."
Tags:business meeting, business meetings, board meeting, board meetings, quack, quacks, duck, ducks, yes man, yes men, vote, votes, board vote, board votes, productivity, unproductive, echo chamber, echo chambers, incompetent, incompetence, communication, bad communication, business speak, business talk, business jargon, quackery, dishonest, dishonesty, corrupt, corruption
"I begged him to learn how to swim—but did he listen?"
Tags:swim, swimming, swimmer, swimmers, paddling pool, paddling pools, pool, pools, swimming pool, swimming pools, bad swimmer, bad swimmers, drown, drowning, couple, couples, bad relationship, bad relationships, argue, arguing, argument, arguments, ignore, ignoring, ignored, listen, listening, communication, bad communication, uncaring, dying, heartless, heartlessness, callous, contemptuous, revenge, getting revenge
Dating a Dentist
"If it made sense, that would be a very powerful idea."
Tags:offices, office worker, office workers, creative, creativity, creatives, modern life, modern times, modern attitudes, idea, ideas, having ideas, buzzword, buzzwords, jargon, babble, business jargon, corporate jargon, confusing, confusion, incomprehensible, poor communication, bad communication, poor communicator, poor communicators, bad communicator, bad communicators, good idea, good ideas, esoteric language, business buzzword, business buzzwords
"I understood each and every word you said but not the order in which they appeared."
Tags:party, parties, cocktail, cocktail party, cocktail parties, understand, understanding, understood, understands, semantic, semantics, word order, translate, translation, chat, chatting, communicate, communicating, communication, communication skills, good communication, bad communication, dinner parties, word play, play on words, word-play, social, socialize, drink, drinking, drinker, drinkers, drunk, drunken, men
Chinese Whispers In The Boardroom
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"I think you have something to say, all right, but I don't think you're saying it."
Tags:pretentious, pretentiously, sculpt, sculptor, sculpted, sculpting, statue, statues, abstract, abstract art, art, arts, culture, cultured, artist, artists, artistic, artistically, studio, studios, chisel, chiselled, chiselling, mean, meaning, aesthetic, aesthetics, something to say, communicate, communication, communicated, bad communication, bad art, rude
"And don't forget to say hello to the kids."
Carry Keep and Calm On
Tags:keep calm and carry on, wwii poster, wwii posters, government messages, propaganda, wartime propaganda, mixed messages, tory government, conservative government, government, uk government, misinformation, miscommunication, bad communication, inconsistent advice, uk politics, history, uk history, wartime spirit
"You never listen to me! You only use your sticky-out ears to keep your mask on!"
Tags:masks, mask, face covering, face mask, face masks, marriage, marriages, old married couple, old married couples, husband, husbands, wife, wives, bad communication, communication issues, relationship, relationships, relationship difficulties, marital issues, marital strife, insult, insults, insulting, big ears, listen, listening, bad listener, bad listeners, ignore, ignoring, argument, arguments, covid-19, covid 19, corona, coronavirus, novel coronavirus, corona virus, novel corona virus, pandemic
THE TOWERS OF BABEL
"The fact that you rely on a teleprompter is a good indication that you need to work on your communication skills."