Assumptions carry weighty ramifications. People function so often from this paradigm of assuming that the wonderful saying--"when you assume..." was invented--and everyone knows the rest. Assuming is a part of life. We cannot escape its necessity. But, it is truly amazing to evaluate the problems such a habit incurs. Kingdoms are divided, marriages are destroyed, and friendships hijacked--all because of wrong assumptions. Consistent communication aught to replace this bad habit of humanity...but it never will.