A failure to communicate
Some people just take ever word that someone says literally. And that can lead to lots of confusion. Recently a group of people decided to have a going-away party for a fellow staff member who was leaving the company. They called up and ordered a cake for the party and were asked what they would like on the top. The answer was: "'Best Wishes Suzanne.' Underneath that: 'We will miss you.'" Here is what they got.