Lessons Learned from Casual Conversations with a School Director

Today, while taking my son to school, I had a serious expression on my face. The day before, I had added a new feature for checking dynamic values in snapshots (JSON, CSV) during API testing. Despite my serious demeanor, the school director greeted me kindly as we reached the gate. However, thinking I looked worried, she politely asked why I had such a serious expression, and if I had returned through the gate after dropping off my son.

Her thoughtful question surprised me and made me appreciate her good communication skills. She addressed what she thought was a problem instead of assuming things about me. Our short conversation ended on friendly terms, and we felt more connected.

This experience taught me an important lesson: never assume you know what others are thinking. Instead, talk to them politely, and you might find unexpected friendships forming.

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