Heh... Reading these scenarios, all I can think is, "this is the time for the Stupid Question™!"
In truth, the Stupid Question generally isn't a stupid question. It's the, "something smells funny, I'm going to keep asking questions — frequently the same question restated multiple ways — until either the smell goes away or others start to notice the smell, too." Which is to say, keep seeking answers until the questions been clearly and consistently satisfied or the barrage of questions reveal that, wait, maybe this plan wasn't so well thought through.
Restatement and summarization is a powerful tool in ensuring any action-plan or project is actually well thought out and contingencies accounted for.
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