NaBloPoMo Prompt: How good are you at telling a lie?
My ability to tell a lie isn’t the best. Mainly because my memory isn’t the best and I usually don’t remember what I said. So I usually try to stick with telling the truth. Now having said that, I am pretty good at the art of omission which I don’t believe is telling a lie. It’s just not telling the entire story. For instance…
If someone asks me a question, I’ll answer the question. In most cases I typically don’t give too much additional information. I realize that this can cause a bit of frustration to others although I’m a firm believer of people asking what it is they really want to know. If I want to know something, I ask the question I want. I don’t ask a ‘feeler’ question in hope of pulling out the information that I really want to know.
As I get older I believe in the importance of telling people the truth instead of a ‘white lie’ that might make them feel better about themselves or a situation. I would want for them to do the same for me. And besides, my face is an open book and they would know that I'm not telling the truth.
What about you…are you good at telling a lie?