I am out of the business of predicting anyone’s response to a given situation, gesture, gift, letter, action, calamity, news, email, or message. I have been wrong too many times when I thought I knew how someone would react. I’ve been wrong when I’ve expected positive responses and wrong when I predicted negative responses. I fancy myself quite perceptive but on this, perception doesn’t seem to help me much. Now I think it’s a better policy to take a wait-and-see approach. It’s okay if I want a certain response but I am better off if I don’t decide I already know what it will be.