Question of the day

If your best friend had a run-in with the law and asked you to lie so he or she could get out of trouble, what would you do?

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10 Responses to Question of the day

  1. mssc54 says:

    If they were a REAL friend they wouldn’t jeopardize MY freedom by even asking. So, no, I wouldn’t lie.

  2. Joy says:

    I think it would depend on what it was for and if it was something really minor but probably not. I can’t lie for myself let alone someone else.

  3. Laura says:

    really, I’m a terrible liar, unless it’s a prank. So no, I’d probably blow it for them if I tried to lie.

  4. Jenny says:

    Depending on who it was and what they did…. I wouldn’t lie for nothing major of course!

  5. Just a Mom says:

    Never again! When it comes down to it in the end you have to be able to live with yourself.

  6. SKL says:

    I value honesty so I would be so upset to be put in that position. I’d love to say “never, not me” but the truth is, I think it would depend on the situation.

    Once I was in DC on a business trip. The partner in charge was driving us around to show us some sights. He had been drinking, and he parked in a handicapped spot because the lot was completely empty but the non-handicapped spots were across the street. So here comes a cop and when the partner got combative, the cop threatened to make him take a breathalyzer test. Then the cop went away to write the ticket or whatever. During that time, the partners in the car tried to talk me into saying that I was driving, because I was the only one who had not been drinking. I made it clear that I had no interest in lying for them, but I was saved from making a final decision because the cop just issued a parking ticket and went away. We had an extremely important meeting the next morning with the IRS among others, and it would have been a disaster if the lead partner had missed it, so I might have been tempted to go along with the lie. I was definitely relieved that I didn’t have to decide.

    Another time I was with my friend/business colleague and she decided we needed to both go and “clear up” some issues with our former boss. We had supported another employee’s discrimination complaint, but my statement was supposed to be kept confidential since the case was settled. Apparently the lawyer had leaked the info to the other side and the boss was informed that my name was on the list, but I didn’t know that. So anyhow, the ex-boss complained that I had supported the complaint and my friend denied it. I was sitting there and feeling really uncomfortable because although I wasn’t the person lying, it felt as if I was, because I didn’t dare correct the lie. Then ex-boss told us that he had the list of names and he knew I was on it, so obviously that didn’t go over too well. I felt kinda dirty about that because I had always said I would not tell a lie.

  7. Sue says:

    It may depend on what it is, but I don’t think I could. The police scare me! LOL!

  8. Nikki says:

    No, I value my freedom too much. I have a family to take care of, and like mssc said, if they were a real friend, they wouldn’t jeopardize your freedom by asking you to lie to the police.

  9. lucy says:

    I don’t think so. I value my own freedom and a REAL friend would never put me in that position.

  10. thisis says:

    Lucy and mssc54 nailed it
    If they were real friends

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