Haha, well said. A little innocent assumption can cause so much grief. God, gods, or Mother Nature, take your pick, gave us a brain, mouth, and ears. How blessed we are when we use those blessings! Assumptions can be revealed at the get-go with minimal headache, or they can be revealed later by experience and full-blown migraines. I recommend getting them out of the way ahead of time.
It's always a surprise to find out how different another person's assumptions were, when you were both so sure it seemed so obvious. Ah, but things are never obvious until they are given plainly understood expression. Shoot, even I, who am prone to talking too much, have been known to leave out a detail that proved to be a major factor later on. So, never assume ... Always get confirmation.
Love means never having to say, "Put down that meat cleaver!"