Sunday, August 2, 2009

Liar, liar, pants on fire

I caught up with Jen, my brother's girlfriend, on YM (Yahoo! Messenger) yesterday. She was upset that Paolo stood her up for a date. She was told by the latter that, at that very moment, we were having a meeting at my place. Funny, my calendar indicated, "REST DAY." In any case, Jen chatted away in disgust like a steam locomotive. I was astonished and did not have the chance to mention that I was in fact using my wife's YM account, but I was quick to point out that there was no meeting. Thinking she was venting to my wife, Jen kept on.

In the middle of our steamy conversation, I phoned Paolo. I needed to check his whereabouts before I report a missing person. Realizing that he was home and resting, I went back to Jen. I suggested that she pay my brother a visit; however, she declined. Either she did not want to invite herself or she did not want to be astonished herself! Just kidding.

The problem with lying, especially when it involves other people, is synchronization. The set of circumstances above is a classic. A classic disaster!

I used to be a chronic liar boyfriend, but I would always get away with my charade because there were only few characters involved. More often than not, it was a one man show. When pushed into a corner, my code was to stick to the lie. Like a prisoner of war, I would rather die than talk. Maybe I have been watching Rambo too often. Anyway, I always thought that women would prefer to trust in the fib and lie to themselves than to believe in the obvious and get hurt.

To confess is ideal; however, denial is the deal.


Chow and Chatter said...

used to say this when I was a kid liar liar pants on fir, fun post, thanks for visiting my blog have a great sunday Rebecca

Malene said...

Hi, and thanks for your comment on my blog!

Sorry for bumping in on your one man show here, but I like your blog post and just felt the urge to add a comment to it.

I think, what most people forget when trying to tell a lie, is to keep it as close to the truth as possible. They think, that by making the lie more detailed and extravagant, they can somehow be more convincing. And that is when they truly blow it.

Prodigal Son 35 said...

hi Chow and Chatter,

i hope both our pants are not on fire anymore.


Prodigal Son 35 said...

hi Malene,

thanks for bumping around.


CatLadyLarew said...

Maybe she should be flattered that it takes your brother a whole day to rest up from a date with her!

Prodigal Son 35 said...

hi CatLadyLarew,

my brother is known to be a loyalist. i wonder what may have happened.

ennuilicious said...

Thanks for adding me as a friend on blogcatalog, interesting entry!

Prodigal Son 35 said...

ennuilicious, thanks for dropping by. cheers!

aspotofblog said...

I don't lie. I just omit certain things ;)

Prodigal Son 35 said...

hi aspotofblog,

i thought i lost your comment, finally found it here.


Tough Cookie Mommy said...

Love this post. I think men have a difficult time with the concept of lying by omission. Just because you left out information to cover yourself, doesn't mean it is not a lie. I personally will take the truth any day of the week.

Prodigal Son 35 said...

hi Tough Cookie Mommy,

it is good to find tough women like you who could take the truth. to live with the lie is, in fact, more difficult. God bless your marriage!