Sunday, September 14, 2014

9 Lies We Tell

Let's face it.  Everyone Lies.  We may not think of it as a lie, but we do it, even without thinking.   Why do we do it?  Mostly to protect ourselves or to spare someone's feelings.  How many of these are you guilty of telling?

How are you?  Fine, thank you....and you?

Truth:  I'm terrible and I'll thank you NOT to ask me that again.   I don't care how you are, please just leave me alone.

How is your business?  Great - having a good year.

Truth:  You just HAD to ask.  Did you want to rub it in my face that you are doing so well?  It has been our worst year on record and we are hoping to keep the doors open at least another year.

So glad you're back, we missed you at the office.  

Truth:  Things were sure a lot quieter, saner, nicer... when you were away.  We were hoping you would take a couple more weeks vacation.

I am so glad I ran into you.

Truth:  I was trying my best to avoid you when I saw you at the other end of the store.  How did you FIND me?

(Opening a gift)  THANK YOU so much.  It is beautiful and exactly what I wanted.

Truth:  Who can I regift this to?  Dumbest gift I have ever seen.

You look FABULOUS!  

Truth:  You are sure looking older than the last time I saw you.  Did you gain 20 pounds?

How are the kids?  Wonderful!  Enjoying the summer so much I wish they didn't have to go back to school.

Truth:  Again.... You HAD to ask.  You know the problems I am having with them and I don't have a clue what to do about it. 

How's your hubby?  Good!  Working hard, I hardly ever see him.

Truth:  I never see him because he stays away as much as possible and when he is home, we ignore each other.

Officer:  Do you realize how fast you were going?  I was just keeping up with the traffic.  You must have tagged the wrong car.

Truth:  I have to get out of this ticket.  I can't get another one.  I'll do whatever it takes.  Will winking help?

I have to admit that I have lied.  It is usually when people ask me how I am and I don't want to tell them.  On the other hand, do people really WANT to know how you are when they ask you?

Do you agree with these quotes?  Do you think it is okay to lie to protect someone? 


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