The following is one of many stories from Dan Spainhour's latest book, Leading Narratives:
The perfect collection of stories, jokes and wits of wisdom for leaders
It was the mailman's last day on the job after 35 years of carrying the mail through all kinds of weather to the same neighborhood. When he arrived at the first house on his route he was greeted by the whole family there, who congratulated him and sent him on his way with a big gift envelope.
At the second house, they presented him with a box of fine cigars. The folks at the third house handed him a selection of terrific fishing lures. At the next house, he was met at the door by a strikingly beautiful woman in a revealing negligee. She took him by the hand, gently led him through the door, closed it behind him and led him up the stairs to the bedroom where she blew his mind with the most passionate lovemaking he had ever experienced.
He fell asleep and when he woke up he went downstairs, where she had fixed him a giant breakfast—eggs, potatoes, ham, sausage, blueberry waffles, and fresh-squeezed orange juice. When he was truly satisfied she poured him a cup of steaming coffee. As she was pouring, he noticed a dollar bill sticking out from under the cup's bottom edge.
“All this was just too wonderful for words,” he said, “but what's the dollar bill for?” “Well,” she said, “a couple of days ago, I told my husband that yesterday would be your last day and that we should do something special for you. I asked him what to give you.”
He said, “Screw him, give him a dollar.” The lady then said, “The breakfast was my idea.”
What you mean and what is interpreted is often two very different things.
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