Communication breakdown

I can't think of anything that frustrates me more than lack of communication. I think a lot of folks live in their own little worlds where they are the star of their own show and they don't think any of their plans or needs impact anyone else. So, they forget to or just don't bother to:
  • Put their events on the calendar
  • Add what they need to the grocery list
  • Tell anyone what they are doing until the very last second
  • Etc. etc. etc.

What I do and what I need to do and what I need to have bought for me (if I am not the one suffering through the weekly shopping and it's quite rare that I get a pass on that suffering) impacts the other people in my house. Of course, communication breakdowns can happen at work or in other parts of our lives also and the results are the same.

A little planning goes a long way to reduce confusion and avoid frustration, at least for me. 

I do everything I can to clearly communicate with everyone around me, often asking questions and repeating information to make sure nothing was missed and everyone is in the loop.

I wish everyone that had the power to add disruption to my life felt the same way.