The cat heard a sound and meowed. The man assumed it was wrong, so he ignored it. The cat heard a sound, meowed, and moved to the door. The man ignored it.
The cat heard a sound, meowed, and started scratching at the door. The man, who had just painted the door, assumed the cat was wrong, but went to open the door. His intention was to prove her wrong, her intention was to save his life.
Just as he came to the door, a tractor trailer who had lost it’s break went barreling through the wall where the man had been sitting. There is danger in assumptions. There is danger in not listening, but if we listen, we may not only have doors opened, we may avoid obstacles.