Failure to Communicate (Prompt)

Write a scene/poem where an idea cannot be grasped due to communication error.
It could be different languages gumming things up or sarcasm the other person misses.
How does it all turn out? How did these people end up in this scene in the first place?

**Character misunderstandings can lead to interesting plot twists.
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  1. Good prompt. I remember in college once we had a Japanese roommate. Another roommate went to her and said, 'Want I scream?'
    My friend, thinking she said ice cream, of course said yes, and my other friend screamed. We all laughed.
    Communication break down.