Always ask it. To satisfy your curiosity. To validate or repudiate others’ assumptions or logic. To assess others' assumption of your reason for asking it. So you don’t make the same mistakes.
Or making excuses? Know the difference.
While predictability is safe, it’s far from fun. Far from attractive. Far from what anyone really wants, often without realizing it. Breaking the pattern will keep them patiently waiting longer than ever expected. It will take a lot longer for worry to set in. Especially when there's nothing to worry about.
And they'll think lesser of you.
The polite way of saying it’s a disaster. But somehow still gets the job done.
Translation: Nothing is really happening right now. Ask me again later. Better yet, here's how you can do it for me.
Is just as important as what is. And must also be considered. For you could not have predicted the outcome. It just happened to be that way, in a world of “infinite” possibility. Had it been another way, where would you be? Don’t let you guard down, nor let your ego inflate.