No Deception – Sept 8

2008/09/8

Filed Under : 12 Abstinances

Car alarms really have to be the most useless invention known to man.  I sit at my local coffee shop and my ears are being assaulted by a constant, annoying beeping that’s been going on for the last 5 minutes straight.  Ok, maybe not 5 minutes but at least the last 3.  Stupid honesty…

So I’ve been thinking a lot about honesty and I realized that for most of my life I’ve instituted the “one layer of deception rule.”  In this, my personal hammurabi’s code, I have the freedom to tell a non truth but, if confronted about it, can’t create more lies about the original lie.  For instance, if I’m late to an appointment with a client and tell them I was in a meeting but then later on they over hear me talking to a friend and learn that I was hungover, if they ask about it I won’t lie on top of the original lie but admit, but say that I was embarrassed and told a tiny falsehood.  This method usually comes in pretty handy and keeps me out of too much deception trouble and also keeps it simple because the more lies one tells the harder it is to remember exactly how you spun your tangled web of deception.

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