Me: "I'd like the #8 (a taco, chili relleno, beans, and mexican salad) with no beans please." (Thinking to myself that this is just too much food, and since I'm trying to cut down my proportions I decide to skip the beans.)
Five minutes go by ... the waiter comes back with a taco, a chili relleno, a mexican salad ... and rice. Apparently saying "no beans" means "rice".
How often are you stuck in a dualistic world like this, unable to see another option? How often do you not communicate well?