Sometimes it’s hard to explains things to someone else, especially when it’s over the phone.
This can be especially difficult when it’s something that could possibly be visual, but only to the person trying to explain.
And accountants? Yeah, I think we have the weirdest way of explaining things, because if you don’t know the language you have probably drifted off into a coma after 3.7 seconds.
But when you are trying to explain a simple concept (well, it was simple to me) to someone in the same profession and they are not visualizing what you are saying, then you might as well have put it into a Power Point presentation and emailed it to them in the first place.
Which I never thought of doing because I thought my initial email explained it quite simply and thoroughly.
Guess I was wrong.
So after giving several simple example scenarios to my fellow accountant, we were finally on the same page and my simple idea was good, but not going to work.
But I had the last laugh: I transferred him to my supervisor (who isn’t an accountant) to explain to him what we had talked about.
Let’s just say that conversation took considerably longer.