Bloganuary – Day 23

What’s a lie you tell yourself?

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Untruthful white lies,

And misinterpretations.

Why would I admit?

Pain forces even the innocent to lie.
Publilius Syrus

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Here’s a story about my ability to tell white lies – and get away with it.

Years ago, at a Toastmasters Christmas party, I was chosen to participate in a group activity.

The activity was a spin on Two Truths and One Lie where three members were called forward and given a covert slip of paper containing a scenario together with an indication as to whether or not that scenario was either a truth or a complete falsehood.

Each chosen member then had one minute to ‘sell’ the scenario to the audience and the audience’s task was to identify which person delivered an intentionally untrue, misleading, and completely trumped-up proclamation.

There was more than a general consensus that there was no way I was selling a wobbly. Dean was in the room and even he maintained my story to be a truthful telling, albeit, a story regarding a bizarre situation.

After all, I didn’t laugh, didn’t blink, didn’t quiver or quaver once during my one-minute delivery.

Weren’t they all shocked when it was revealed I was the purveyor of the pork pies?

Just look at that innocent face.

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Author: Clare

Ever-expanding one star at a time, my cosmos is a galaxy of thoughts and creativity where you can find poetry, short stories, photography and so much more.

7 thoughts

  1. Great story! Experience has taught me that, if I say something with my authoritative voice, it is usually believed – a statement I used in a resume “how-to lesson” to a college class: “how you present yourself impacts how you are perceived” – simple, but true! or is it? LOL!

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    1. Oh yes. It’s the authoritative (not so much authoritarian) voice that sells anything and presentation and pressence that carries the impact making any statement believable. 🤣


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