there is soap in the bathroom

there is soap in the bathroom


Have you ever heard something said and not known what it meant at the time? Then minutes, hours, or days later you understand?
I had one of those moments today. Ryan said to me last night, after attempting to get the smell of parmesan cheese off his hands:

“There’s soap in the bathroom.”

I thought to myself, “of course there’s soap in the bathroom, there is always soap in the bathroom.”

I did not give it any more thought at the time till just a little bit ago. I was sitting on the toilet and I looked over at the sink. The soap pump had been refilled, and it hit me, “there’s soap in the bathroom,” isn’t what Ryan actually meant, but that he had refilled the pump.

How often do we hear things and we don’t get the full meaning? And how often do we try to convey ideas to others without actually saying what we mean?