From time to time I have a feeling that even though I understand each word of a sentence, it's not what i thought it to be.
Example: I watched the 1997 movie "Ice storm", Philip Edwards said of Elena Hood, "Perhaps you find in books what I try to find in people.", Elena took it slightly as an insult, why so? I failed to read between the lines of what Edwards said.
The context was that Edwards was some kind of member of an congregation while Elena stopped going there and they just bumped into each other in some book sale event and started to have some casual chats.