A few years ago, I worked with a woman who would always say, “I never lie”.
That in itself is the biggest lie.
She said it often. I was annoyed each and every time.
Everyone lies. Everyone.
Someone close to you is ill or you’re ill, someone asks you how you’re doing and you say… “Fine”. LIE.
You have diarrhea and can’t make it into work. Do you really tell them you have diarrhea? No? Lie.
You get in a fight with your significant other then run into that snooty bitch from high school. When she asks you how you both are doing are you really going to tell her? No? Another lie.
The dental hygienist asked me how often I floss. “About 3 times a week”, I answered. Lie. It’s really only about once to twice a week… four on rare occasion. I would like to do it once a day but ….
Big or small a lie is a lie. We don't like it but we all do it.
Oh, btw, sometime after one of her “I never lie” declarations, that co-worker admitted that she lied to her husband about how much money she had. I questioned her about this going against her No Lie policy (so ballsy of me, I really don’t call people out like that at all). Her answer, “Oh, well, that was just to him.” …. Honey, that’s still a lie.
I’ll tell you the truth. I have not told one lie today… but then again, I haven’t left the house yet.