On The Making Of Assumptions

A young couple moves into a new neighborhood.   One morning, while eating breakfast, the young woman sees her neighbor hanging some “washed” laundry outside.

“Those clothes sure don’t look very clean,” she mumbled.   “It doesn’t even look like she knows how to do laundry.   She must need help.”

Her husband looked on, but remained silent.

Every time her neighbor would hang her laundry to dry, the young woman would make the same sort of comments.

About a month later, the young woman was surprised to see sparkling white clothes on the line and said to her husband: “Look!   That woman finally learned how to wash her clothes!   I wonder who clued her in?”

The husband said, “I got up early this morning and washed our windows.”

More often than not, our points of view say more about us than they do about the circumstances upon which we are commenting.   Let’s try to remember that throughout the day.