Monday, August 20, 2007

Fun Monday - I Cannot Tell A Lie

This week's Fun Monday is being hosted by The Other Bear. Our assignment this week is a little different from the usual Fun Monday picture posts...we are being asked to:

"Share with us a little white lie that you may, or may not, have gotten away with. Perhaps it's something more sinister than a little white lie - maybe even a deep dark secret that you've kept buried for years! All the better! Now's your chance to get it off your chest and confess: "Yes, I did eat that last slice of cheese cake", "No, I wasn't washing my hair that Saturday", "Those pants do make you look fat"!

OOH boy...this is not going to be an easy one! When I first learned of the assignment, I decided I'd set about on a mission to tell some little white lies during the week, so that I could just report back on those in this post...but the thing is, then I promptly forgot all about it. I'm not going to sit here and tell you that I don't lie, because, well...that would be a lie, wouldn't it? But the thing is, we all tell "little white lies" in order to spare someone's feelings, or to avoid confrontations, or whatever the reasoning may be...but I don't keep a running tally on those, after all, if I'm doing it, it's to make a situation not turn into a bad situation, so I don't feel guilty for doing it, so therefore don't necessarily realize I'm doing it...does that make sense? In other words, this is NOT going to be a very exciting entry. ;-)

That said, in the world of little white lies, my most recent one took place yesterday. See, for a mid-August Sunday the weather was actually cool and cloudy. I was disappointed in the way it turned out, because I've gotten used to spending weekends at mom's house, in the pool, with my family and friends. When the weather is nice, just about everyone heads over there to soak for the day, and eat, and chat. Because it was only in the low 70's (if that) yesterday, I knew it wasn't a pool day. So, I opted for a lazy Sunday instead, and spent the better part of the morning lounging around, catching up on blogs and e-mails and things, doing laundry, and watching television. In all honesty, I was looking foward to a day of not leaving the house. I haven't had one of those in a VERY long time. BUT, a friend of mine called and asked if I was still up for hanging out. We had made plans to go do some window shopping and head to a late lunch/early dinner. I'd forgotten. My little white lie? I perked right up and said "Of course, let's go", and proceeded to spend the rest of the afternoon out with her. We had a nice enough time, but my heart and mind just were not into it...I really just wanted to be at home, relaxing and being alone. But I couldn't tell her that and disappoint her, could I? So, I put on my happy face, and made the best of it.

As far as lies go, I don't think this one was a harmful one. She didn't need to know how much I really just wanted to be at home, alone. We had a nice day out, and I kept our plans. But I lied, I really did not want to leave the house. Still, sometimes we tell little lies in order to make others happy. Yesterday was such a day.

Happy Monday everyone!!! Make sure to stop by Lisa's Chaos as she is hosting next week's Fun Monday.


Molly said...

"I put on my happy face, and made the best of it." may be what friends are for. On the other hand, I have known people that well call and say "what are you doing" and follow this with a request like "will you watch little Herman for 10 hours?" These folks did not understand that hanging out at home and relaxing was just as important as other plans.

Fianna said...

That is an excellent white lie, much better than what I probably would have done, which is create the dark white lie as to why I needed to be a hermit.

Bubonic plague, I swear!

Tiggerlane said...

Yup - I do this, too. I will accept an invitation to go somewhere and do something with a friend, and then dread it up until the last minute - b/c when it rolls around I realize that lounging is what I need most.

Anonymous said...

A little white lie that made a friend feel good. Nothing wrong with that :o) Hope you do get some just lounging around time too though.

katy said...

thats a nice one as you didnt let your friend down even though you didnt want to go

MommaBoo said...

Bravo for you.

I've been in that situation before, too. Sometimes being alone is what we really want AND need. (I'm agreeing with Tiggerlane, here)

It was good of you to go, though. White lie or not.

Glad it's all better!

theotherbear said...

I do this too. I often fund when I actually get out and get there, I have a fabulous time.

Pamela said...

you would have felt worse had you turned her down... I just know it.

seems like I often have same situation - then I give in - and end up glad I did.

So... you ate the last slice of cheese cake. I wondered who it was.

ChrisB said...

That white lie actually made your friend very happy so you did a good thing :)

Literary Feline said...

I've gotten into the habit of telling my boss that "I have plans this weekend" when asked if I can cover for coworker when I really have no plans at all. I don't mind working the overtime now and then, but covering even one day of the weekend shift is a huge chunk of time I could be using to recover from the rest of the work week. Plus, the weekends are quality time with my husband.