You Don't Know Jack
Your email to Jack, one of your associates: "How did that meeting go?"
Jack's response: "It went very well."
- Jack liked the outcome.
- You know little about the meeting's outcome other than that.
- Jack thinks his statement was sufficient.
- Jack might not want to elaborate.
- Jack might be busy.
- If he's busy, why didn't he say so?
- You've spent more time parsing Jack's response than Jack spent making it.