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21. Posted by mtlchica (Respected Member 922 posts) 11y

I don't like to lie. I have a tendency to say what's on my mind, but I'd like to think I can be tactful when saying it. If someone asks me if I like a shirt they just purchased, I'm not going to say "It's so ugly!", but perhaps say "It's not mt style" or "I like the one you're wearing better. Both statements would be true and I wouldn't have to say that it's hideous to her face. Now if it's a friend I'll say it's ugly, because my friends would appriciate it.

I do BS a little for work, but it's not major lies, it's more to poke around to get a story. When Jetsgo went under I started calling online service providers to see if they would refund customers on their Jetsgo tickets. I quickly learned that they would not talk to the media, and getting an interview with a PR person on weekends was next to impossible (I got some, but it's still fun to poke around). So I called up saying that I or my (non-existant) brother purchased a ticket at their site, etc, etc. Creative BSing that hurts no one.

That said, when people lie to me I find it very hard to trust them again. Obviously, the big lies are even worse, but I have one friend who is Queen of the White Lies. I've known her for so long now that I take it all with a grain of salt, but it gets annoying. One time I called her because I was having a problem, and I asked if she was alone (because I didn't want whoever else that was in the room knowing my issues :) ), she said yes to make me feel more comfortable but there was actually people there (they were talking to each other and her). She was saying very personal things to/about me and they heard it - something I didn't appriciate. So I guess white lies don't always help people....especially when they find out there was a white lie involved.

Cheers,
Katie ;)

22. Posted by s0f (Full Member 163 posts) 11y

After I finished High School I was basically "living a lie". Nothing that I told my friends or family was true. I moved interstate to start afresh and it was so much easier being honest with people. I didn't feel guilty about anything, didn't have to keep thinking about "the story" I had told people, and people didn't judge me just because I wasn't as good as I used to pretend I was.

Now I really don't like people that talk themselves up. I don't know if it's lying or BS-ing. But that's something that really gets to me. Having been a consistent liar I find it easy to see through people because they're now the ones saying the things that I used to say.

23. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4136 posts) 11y

Quoting soapsuds

After I finished High School I was basically "living a lie". Nothing that I told my friends or family was true. I moved interstate to start afresh and it was so much easier being honest with people.

So how was it coming out of the closet??

24. Posted by s0f (Full Member 163 posts) 11y

Quoting james

So how was it coming out of the closet??

Ha ha... I'm not gay!!! I was talking about something else... oh ok, might as well tell everyone... I was 18 dating a 29 year old, who also happened to be my boss... at the time it was pretty terrible. Better for my parents and friends NOT to know back then.

25. Posted by mim (Travel Guru 1276 posts) 11y

Aaaaaaah, Joz i see what you mean love,

slight misinterpretation of my earlier post.

what I meant was that I thought exageration or storytelling was fine
but that lying about important stuff I.E ABOUT PUSHING SOMEONE!!
was wrong!

that sort it out???

m

26. Posted by mim (Travel Guru 1276 posts) 11y

Quoting soapsuds

Quoting james

So how was it coming out of the closet??

Ha ha... I'm not gay!!! I was talking about something else... oh ok, might as well tell everyone... I was 18 dating a 29 year old, who also happened to be my boss... at the time it was pretty terrible. Better for my parents and friends NOT to know back then.

BTW, what's so bad about that????
my flat mates 19 and dating a 37 year old!!! haha

now thats wrong.

27. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 11y

There's 8 years between my wife and me (I am the younger of the two) and I don't even notice it....

28. Posted by s0f (Full Member 163 posts) 11y

Hey, I never said anything was wrong with it... It was my family and friends with their "right" opinions!

I think you should be with the one you love... but we are digressing!

29. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4136 posts) 11y

No, no, no!

You should never be with the one you love; you should only ever be with the one that everyone else (family, friends, strangers, and talk back radio shock-jocks) says you should be with!

Look where it got Michael Jackson!

30. Posted by Cupcake (Travel Guru 8468 posts) 11y

Quoting james

No, no, no!

You should never be with the one you love; you should only ever be with the one that everyone else (family, friends, strangers, and talk back radio shock-jocks) says you should be with!

Look where it got Michael Jackson!

Ack!
Bad Bad James! What difference does age make? (as long as they are BOTH legal;) )