I’m not sure why but I’ve been thinking a lot about lying lately. I’m wondering if we all lie. I know there are different kinds of lies. I guess I’m in the “white lies” as to not hurt someones feelings camp. The kind of lie that you don’t want to tell Aunt Ruth her new dress is ugly. It doesn’t really serve a purpose to say it’s ugly. Right???
I am a terrible liar though. I really can’t do it. I talk to fast, I feel like my face is getting red and I have a hard time because I feel like something is almost out of the bag and so I get very nervous. My oldest son is really good at lying and as a child, he could look me right in the face and lie and I believed him. My youngest on the other hand, I feel is like I am and he gets a funny look if he lies. He can’t do it either. If I’m not seeing the person, on the phone or something, it’s easier for me to lie but face to face, I just can’t.
I’m wondering though about some kinds of people and why they lie about the things they do. I was sitting one day with a friend and we were watching a golf tournament. The phone rang and she answered and I only heard her end of the conversation but I could tell the general, “what are you doing” kind of thing. She said “watching a movie.” Then I heard her say “Funny Girl” and I thought to myself, “what the hell!” She hung up and I asked her why she lied and she said the movie sounded better. What??? I still think of that often and still wonder, why would you lie about what you were watching?? Who cares?
So this is my question to you dear readers today. Do you lie and why? Do you feel white lies are okay? Just under what circumstances do you feel lying is okay?????