There are a number of little “skills” that I’ve acquired through life experiences. I’m good at handling chaos. I have an unmatched ability to talk myself out of spending money. I have the will-power of a
walrus 2 ton bear some animal known for having will-power. I can also lie like a champ.
Now we all know lying is bad. We’re taught at a very young age that we shouldn’t lie and that withholding the truth is just as bad as lying. The thing is, though, that lying is a ton of fun. It takes a specific amount of thought and follow through to lie effectively. It takes awareness of your person as well as your words. And, apparently, being a good liar is an indicator of your level of smarts.
Being skilled at lying doesn’t mean you should lie often. But when you do, know you’re kicking ass at it. This power and skill comes with intense responsibility to choose your lying battles effectively.
So no, I’m not going to lie to my family or friends about whether or not I will do something for them/with them. I’m also not going to lie to you when I fail to do something – I own up to almost all of my shortcomings, and if you disagree with that, you’re obviously new to this blog.
Some things that have been aided by being a good liar: (a) keeping clients happy, (b) avoiding jail, (c) maintain “acquaintances” because you just don’t lie to friends, and (d) make me very reliable for secret telling. No matter how much someone pesters me to tell them your secret, I won’t do it. I may (read: probably will) tell them a believable lie so they’ll drop the idea while never learning your secret.
Being a good liar also means I ROCK at the game of 2 Truths and a Lie. I’ve played this game multiple times before with orientation groups, my youth group, new love interests, etc. But when Aussa did it on her blog and linked to others doing it, I made a mental note to do it on my blog as well.
I had to come up with all new truths and lies because many of the people who read my blog know the ones I usually use. Also, this game stepped it up a notch from 2 truths to 5…so without further ado, here are my 5 Truths and 1 Lie. See if you can spot my artfully crafted lie.
#1 -I believed that I lived with a ghost for 5 months while in college
#2 – I moved halfway across the country with only an air mattress, a bike, and 6 boxes packed into an SUV.
#3 – My first time behind the wheel, I drove through my sister’s closed garage door.
#4 – I committed insurance fraud by destroying my laptop and using “accident insurance” to have it replaced by a brand new laptop. Which I then sold.
#5 – I’ve performed as part of a Dueling Pianos show in a piano bar.
#6 – I was crowned “Little Miss Brickhouse” at the age of 8 at a bar in Georgia.
Liar, Liar on the wall, which is the least truthful of them all…