Simple is Best

D033A253-CEE1-4E2F-83C6-4688B771FFDEI have been criticized at times for over explaining things. There were occasions back in the day when my boss would ask me a question and I would launch into a long, elaborate answer until my boss would finally lose patience, put up his hand to stop me from talking, and say, “I got it, thanks.”

But in my defense, I was merely trying to be thorough, to cover all aspects of the question, and to communicate all of the possible ramifications before completing my answer.

I eventually learned that the best answer to most questions is the simplest, most direct one. It’s not like high school algebra where the teacher wants you to show your work. People just want to know the answer. Plain and simple.

And that is how I learned about the KISS principle. KISS is, of course, an acronym for “keep it simple, stupid.”


Written for today’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC), where the word is “simple.”

10 thoughts on “Simple is Best

  1. Sight11 June 6, 2018 / 5:28 pm

    I’m like you before the KISS. No wonder I too hear those words regularly, “I got it, thanks.”

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  2. baddadcartoons101 June 6, 2018 / 9:53 pm

    KISS reminds me of another acronym KATS! Found written in every Junior High yearbook my kids ever brought home… kick ass this summer! So I hope your blogging goes well and KATS!

    Liked by 2 people

    • Fandango June 6, 2018 / 10:33 pm

      Thanks. I’m still enjoying it, so as long as I am, I plan to KATS!

      Liked by 1 person

  3. Kijo June 7, 2018 / 3:49 am

    “It’s not like high school algebra where the teacher wants you to show your work. People just want to know the answer.”

    Hilarious!

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  4. rogershipp June 7, 2018 / 7:18 am

    “I eventually learned that the best answer to most questions is the simplest, most direct one. It’s not like high school algebra ” So true. Enjoyed!

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