Had another one of those instances where I thought I understood what someone was saying (actually, it was pretty clear based on their words and examples) but was in fact completely wrong. They also bear some responsibility for bad communication, but still it comes down to my misunderstanding in the end. Makes me want to go back to asking for an immediate and detailed clarification of everything just to avoid miscommunication and disappointment and to *make sure* I understand what they mean. Also I think that I will be explaining myself at length, in exacting detail, until I'm sure people understand what I'm saying and mean for awhile. Quite annoying, that, but better in the long run I think.