I've realized, it isn't a little white lie. Sometimes, lies are about much bigger topics but are still necessary.
"I'm sorry, I'm not involved with that decision."
"I'm sorry, but I'm not aware of what's happening with regards to that project."
"Honey, I don't know why the fish died."
We tell them to our families (especially children) because we don't want to hurt them (Kitties like to go fishing). We tell them to people we work with because of knowledge that isn't public yet. There are things we know but we don't officially know so we can't say a damned thing when we're asked about them.
And everybody does it. Everybody deals with it. And everybody lies with a straight face so you never know it's a lie.
It makes you think, and wonder... how can you ever truly know when someone is telling the truth?Posted by Deb Atwood at July 02, 2003 10:57 PM | TrackBack