Caught your attention, huh?
So some of you are thinking,
“I can’t imagine where she is going with this one?”
Knowing by nature
that the majority of us are not
shifty car salesmen or circus vendors
or anything close to being crooked politicians.
We certainly have no such intentions
of being pathological liars either.
Hang on a second…
Let me ask you this?
Did any one of you,
speak to someone
whether in person or via phone today,
who may have asked how you are doing
and without any hesitation you replied,
“I’m fine thanks”
Now some of you may be sitting there thinking,
I did and I was really fine.
Okay, I’ll give you that
but if you want me to be technical,
what about last Monday
or 2 months ago on a Saturday.
Pretty sure there isn’t one person who reads this
that has not fibbed through their
fake smile and gritted teeth.
The thing is we do it way more
than we care to admit or acknowledge.
It’s like the longest running addiction known to man.
Let’s see here.
You have an awful headache and sinus cold
and you stop at the pharmacy
to pick up medication.
as you are paying for your drug of choice,
you just lied to the cashier when she said,
“How are you today?”
and what did you reply with?
I’m fine Thank You!
So there’s been a family issue going on.
It is a large part of your every waking moment.
Nothing on the outside is of any importance
as you tend to getting through another crisis in your life.
A friend you don’t see or talk to very often calls
and of course asks,
“How is the family?”
and what did you say?
We’re all doing fine, Thank You!
Do you see where I am going with this?
The thing is we are all liars.
Not in an evil or calculated way,
because for the most part,
it just isn’t in our character to start spewing off
to a cashier at a convenience store,
“actually these damn hemorrhoids are burning like a b*stard”
which sort of gives meaning to
I don’t really think the guy at the gas station
(who gets paid to ask anyway)
would be concerned to hear,
“I just lost my job, but Thanks for asking”
as you say,
“Can I put that on my credit card today”
The idea is simple really.
We don’t want to share our little secrets
and honestly most people don’t care to listen either.
I guess my intention was to have you think
about the next time you are asked
how you are doing
(and it just so happens it’s not really the best of times)
that you stop and think about
that lie which is about to jump out of your face.
Repeat after me…
“Today isn’t really a good day, but Thank God my ass isn’t on fire too!”
Sure hope it helps 🙂
Make it a great day everybody!