Think very carefully before you speak. If your phrasing could have two meanings, it’s likely that the person taking your call will “hear” the wrong one. Murphy’s Law. Things can so very easily be misunderstood – especially with the super-sensitive subject of money.
What happens when you predict snow but don’t get any….
True story…they had a female news anchor who, the day after it was supposed to have snowed and didn’t, turned to the weatherman and asked “So Bob, where’s that 8 inches you promised me last night?” Not only did HE have to leave the set, but half the crew did too, they were laughing so hard!