Work with elite sportspeople for any length of time and it's clear they are not great at reading fine print - or even any detail at all.
There's almost certainly an exception for any documentation on prizemoney and rewards - and sometimes for the social and hospitality program but for the rest of what they need to or should know it is fair bit of hit and miss.
It's hard to imagine that any of the singles tennis players coming to this country for the Australian Open would not have known that they would pocket at least $100,000 even if they lose in the first round. There would be absolute clarity on that.
But when it comes to understanding the possibilities in relation to quarantine it would appear that for some it is quite a different matter.
So too perhaps comprehending the privileged position that has been provided to each of them to come to Australia to ply their trade - in the most generous of manners - when much of the rest of the world is shut done.
Now, for sure, it is absolutely inequitable that some players like the Australians who chose to remain at home are able to prepare for the first Grand Slam of the year with no restrictions at all.
And that others like much of the cream of the crop are able to get ready for the tournament with access to training facilities for several hours per day while around 70 of the invitees are required to comply with a full hotel room lockdown.
World No.1 and would-be union leader Novak Djokovic is quite right on all of that - but his comprehension of the broader picture ends there. His own track record in having personally organised a tour of events in the Balkans last year when COVID was sweeping through Europe - only to have it swamped with coronavirus cases isn't a great starting point.
But for Djokovic to think that private homes with tennis courts could be made available to fully quarantined players just shows how far away he is from getting it. No wonder Nick Kyrgios seized the moment to describe him as a "tool".
Nothing of course validated the strict regulation more than the positive test for and re-quarantining of one of the more vocal complainants Paula Badosa. It seems she now understands the rationale - even if she did not previously.
The extent of the effort of Tennis Australia in trying to present this year's Australian Open as the world grapples with the pandemic is simply stunning.
There is no question that the national governing body conducts the event in the grand way befitting its status every year. It has millions in the bank for the rainy day now presenting itself. And TA has shown it is prepared to spend whatever of that is necessary to stage a quality event once again.
The outlays for nearly 20 charter flights to bring players and their entourages to Australia and accommodate them in quarantine and then a bubble for the duration of the tournament are immensely bigger bills than the yearly travel and accommodation budget line would ever have previously foreseen.
And that's without being ready willing and able at every aggrieved player's beck and call to provide the likes of training bikes and other equipment to hotel rooms. It would be interesting to be a fly on the wall when room checks are done on departure and the refundability of bonds is assessed.
There will be some who will argue that TA has gone too far in pampering and placating the players - but it is the sport's money to do with as it wishes. Which is exactly why it was 100 percent appropriate for the Victorian government to make it clear that it would not be contributing anything towards the hotel quarantine bill.
For sure, the Victorian economy gets a massive boost out of staging the Open each January in a standard virus-free year - but in return the public purse has contributed massively to the purpose-built infrastructure at Melbourne Park that makes it all possible.
When things return to normal it will be interesting to see whether TA's approach of responding so willingly to player expectation and demands will have created a rod for its own back.
This year's event won't return as much to the kitty as every other recent edition has. Let's hope the players don't seize the moment and kill a golden goose - just because they think they can.