You see, sometimes the boss just isn’t clear. Take, for example, my boss.
Yesterday, he asked me to gather all the information I could find about possums. Naturally, my first stop was Wikipedia, where I learned that a possum was a “small to medium-sized arboreal marsupial species native to Australia, New Guinea, and Sulawesi“.
Information duly gathered, I handed a pile of reference material to my boss. A few minutes later, my boss storms into the room and demands, “What the hell is this?”
“What do you mean? You wanted information about possums.”
“The episode is set in Virginia. How the fuck is [Main Character] going to run over an Australian marsupial?”
See, I had just assumed when my boss asked for information about possums, he wanted information about possums. Turns out, possums and opossums are two different things.
He wanted the latter. Or maybe the former. I’m still kinda confused about the whole thing.
Sometimes, you gotta ask for a clarification. The trick is, knowing when those times are.
If you ever figure out how to do that, let me know.