I thought maybe this would be a better fit for interpersonal.stackexchange.com but noticed a lot of answers given there are strange.
I recently started working for a small company. In the interview I noticed the manager was very long winded. I took it as a bad sign but the rest of the good things outweighed it.
The job is very independent and I shouldn't actually need to speak to the manager a lot. However I noticed her communication style is very long and confusing. She doesn't use proper grammar, for example she mixes periods, ellipses and new lines.
There was just a misunderstanding about a schedule. Instead of simply asking "are you free at time x" she said "hi, sorry for delayed message...my assistant is coming back tomorrow...i think we still have an opening on thursday but the location cancelled and another is open. can I tell my assistant you would be able to do it in and the one on friday which you had said you're free for." I replied "ok" but I shouldn't have because I got confused by what she was asking.
I explained I misunderstood her message. Is there any way I can be more direct considering she is the manager? I would like to tell her to just ask the question and keep it to one or two sentences.