And then I got side-tracked by sign identification ad knowing what they all mean. It's been a while since I passed my driving test and I've since driven in many other countries. Most signs are relatively clear and easy, despite the nationality , because the graphics are designed to be reasonably idiot proof. It's the non pictorial signage that is less clear.
So I tried a pre-test sign quiz and managed to get 28 out of 30. This was at least better than the 42 out of 50 in the theory test that I was further distracted by - 'they didn't have all these questions in my day' is a poor excuse I know.
Research shows that even babies can sense the tiny differences in facial expression that signal how someone is feeling and, when we look for it, we can too. With practise we get better at 'reading' people which is important. Then we can respond better, to speak to them in ways that are more appropriate for them, so that communication is not just a sending process bouncing off the brick walls, but they hear what we are saying as well.
So what are you doing to understand the signs better?
(Let me know if you can identify the signs in here but also if you can beat my 28/30 score!)