I was running a workshop in communication the other day, and one of the participants described a problem that he had experienced. He had a template that he wanted to introduce at work, but a colleague had a different template that he also wanted them to use.
The problem was that both had competing templates that served the same purpose. So I aked the participant how he solved the problem.
‘Well,’ he said, ‘it was very easy. I just asked him to show me his tool. Then I showed him my tool and we agreed the one with the best tool would win.’
As I said, sometimes foreign language speaking can be just so wrong.