Primo: I need to tell you how to do the postcards.
Me: I thought you already decided on the criteria.
Primo: But we have to talk about it.
Me: We did talk about it. You finally came up with the criteria - that I would send a postcard to anyone you had spoken to.
Primo: But then I was thinking about it. I was thinking that it would be a good time to do some data entry, as well.
Primo: There's no point in going through the voter sheets more than once.
Primo: We need to talk about process.
Me: No. We don't. You need to give me an objective and then let me decide how to accomplish it.
Primo: No, I need to tell you how to do it.
Me: Not if you want me to do it.
Primo: But we have to discuss this!
Me: No! Just tell me what you want accomplished! I am not an idiot!
Primo: It makes no sense to go through the sheets more than once.
Me: If I am addressing postcards, I don't want to switch between writing something by hand and then keying in data.
Primo: But then you're wasting time.
Me: Let me tell you how to manage. You give me an objective. I decide how to get there. Otherwise, I'm not doing it.