Friday, March 13, 2009

Communicating Across the Abyss

Men and women are different. This we already know. With books like "Women are from Venus, Men are from Mars" authors have spent a lot of time examining the differences and trying to make us understand.

Deborah Tannen managed to accomplish this task with a conversation having only 2 lines:

Wife: Would you like to stop to coffee??

Husband: No thanks.

Before you click through and read her interpretation of the conversation, think for a minute. What is going on here, what are the expectations (or lack thereof), and how might these lines have been expressed better?

I also blog at: Weight for Deb and BlogHer on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

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