It annoys me when people fake confusion when you’re trying to explain something to them. Looking at you like you’re from a different planet whilst repeating back to you what you’ve just asked, slowly.
Managers are past masters at faking confusion, it’s something they learn at those high five motivational seminars. The fake confusion that accompanies the simple phrase, “How come it’s taking so long?” Will usually look like the face of a History student when asked to wire a mains plug onto an iron.
In fact, pulling faces in general is a bad habit to get into. Happy, sad or confused, you’ll always end up looking stupid, and probably quite ugly too.
What’s so wrong with telling someone that you simply don’t understand what they’re saying? That’s a sign of confidence surely?