Scene: My boss tried to introduce me to someone but that person was being a jerk and basically walked away from me.
Me: What happened?
Boss: "He is mad at you"
Me: Why would he?
Boss (confused): Huh? What?
Me: You said he is he mad at me. Why?
Boss: Oh! I said "he has a bad attitude"
You can see how I was confused when I thought he said "he is mad at you" when he actually said "he has a bad attitude".