I Sometimes Deliberately "Misunderstand" Things

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    Sometimes I Pretend To Misunderstand People.

    Usually I'll do this in text, I'll find a way a message can be innocently misunderstood as if I was reading too fast and pretend that's how I thought it was meant. Doing this I get a chance to let them know things I want them to know but otherwise wouldn't have been able to say...
    1 Response Jul 31, 2012

    History

     History is written by the people in power at the time. A good example is the exclusion of black characters in the 1960's. Remember **** and Jane, Puff and the dog. There was no Jamal, Laquita or any reference to any minority. Remember Leave It To Beaver, My three Sons...
    retiredfather retiredfather
    61-65, M
    May 17, 2009

    Guilty.

    Its just easier then answering a question or owning up to something sometimes. Plus, it feels good not giving everyone 'all the answers' or giving advice all the time. Sometimes when you 'misunderstand' things, you're the one that can ask the questions instead of fixing everyone...
    whatever223 whatever223
    16-17, F
    Apr 24, 2009

    Elementary

    Sherlock Holmes was pretty confusing at times, in a sensible way.
    retiredfather retiredfather
    61-65, M
    Apr 24, 2009

    My Profession

    It's my job to delibriately misunderstand things. People will often open up when things need explaining. Remember the Columbo method of investigation.
    retiredfather retiredfather
    61-65, M
    1 Response Feb 11, 2009

    Columbo

     Always liked the Columbo style of investigation. Going over and over it again, to get it right.
    retiredfather retiredfather
    61-65, M
    2 Responses Apr 18, 2009
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