I’m generally not so good with processing verbal directions on the first try. And understandably, people find it frustrating to have to repeat the same instructions more than once. So when I tried to explain this to my boss this morning, however, he said that when he’s at my desk I should write down what he’s saying but that goes back to the core problem—-I stink at verbal directions. Even in school, when I would take notes, most of the time they would be useless and I would rely mostly on written materials and textbooks. I took an Intro to Political Science class during my first full semester of junior college and I ended up with a C in that class because it was almost entirely lecture based. We had a textbook (I’m not sure why since he didn’t teach the info in it) but since all his tests and all his assignments were based on lectures, I did a shitty job. Anyway, I get what my boss is saying but I don’t know how to convey that if he doesn’t want to end up repeating himself, he needs to write it down. I can process verbal directions, but it may take me a few more times of hearing them before it makes sense in my brain. The majority of the time I truly am doing my best to pay attention to what he’s saying (of course there are moments when I am tuning out, but I think that happens to everyone).