I like people who have this wonderful gift of being able to see behind the words. I’m sure you know what I mean. They come to your rescue when you’ve communicated something that has come out all wrong. Yet, in spite of the garbled phrase or phrases, they get the meaning and in a gracious way, through a gesture or a polite and subtle clarification, show you they get it.
Receiving such a gift brings with it a wonderful release of breath. Something of the embarrassment dissolves and you feel understood. It’s a good feeling. I love people like that. Don’t you?