The New Yorker is, among many other things, famous for its cartoons. In the Feb 12 edition, a man and a woman are sitting at a sidewalk café with cups of coffee. The man looks up and says,
“Conversation? I thought we were just meeting for coffee.”
And so it goes with our expectations and in our relationships – both in our personal and professional lives. We assume a lot and are surprised when we are surprised.
That is one the constant trait of each generation.