Sunday, July 30, 2006

Liar Liarson, the Lying-est man from Liarstown

I lie. Who doesn't? I try not to do it as much as I did when I was a kid, but I have a bit of talent for it. I usually admit when I lie. Most of the times when I am actually lying it is to carry out some elaborate joke. I enjoy seeing people's reaction after learning it was a lie. The reason I tell you this is because I want you to know that I lie on occasion and I believe most people do. I even believe that lying is a good thing in the right circumstances (i.e. denying that someone is talking smack about another friend to prevent hurt feelings). I was lied to this weekend by someone close to me for a stupid reason. Basically, my dad thought I would not be able to handle the information that he had a date and told my brother not to tell me. Everyone else knew about it but me. I found out because one of my closest friends found out from her parents and didn't know I wasn't supposed to know. I called my dad on it and he didn't have much to say for himself. I would not have made a big deal about it at all, but he decided not to give me a chance to react. Am I excited that my dad is dating? Not particularly. My parents were married for over 35 years and it is a little weird, but he has been on a couple of dates before and I haven't lost my sh*t. I am not going to deny that I would not really want my dad to get remarried, but I don't mind if he dates people. I think I am more irritated because he told my brother not to tell me. That's not right. If everyone else is going to know then I should too. Do you think I'm right? Or are you with my dad? I would really like other people's opinions or maybe you are scared to tell me b/c I will just not be able to handle it and freak out. Maybe you should just lie to me...

7 comments:

BabyMakes3 said...

I think your dad should have told you. You're a big girl, you can handle it. I would want to know, even if I didn't like it.

littlelai said...

I'm with you Katie, he should have told you.

When does your job start or has it already? You have not said much more about it!!

Belle of Madison said...

I definitely agree, he should have told you. Or if he wasn't going to tell you himself, he shouldn't have said that your brother couldn't tell you. Grr. It makes it seem like a bigger deal when it's made into a secret.

K8E said...

I'm on your side. It irritates me greatly when my mom keeps things from me and I find out from other family members. It happens more than I care to think about.

Peyton said...

My parents never tell me anything- they are notorious for keeping big secrets. I have gotten somewhat used to it... although, it still sometimes hurts my feelings.

Lora Leigh said...

I am sorry you got lied to. I think honesty is the best policy.

I think he isn't wanting to put you through the dramas of his dating, and might be waiting until he meets someone who might be more of a long term friend.

Of course, if you asked him outright if he was going on a date, he should have told you -- yes.

K said...

With that kind of stuff, either tell no one or tell everyone - this telling lots of people with the instructions not to tell is silly. It's like he *wants* you to know, but doesn't want to be the one to tell you.