Monday, March 16, 2009

Post 94b: We're Going to Do Something A Little Different This Time



We indicated, in Post No. 94a, that we were providing you with a little comic relief in anticipation of the intense comments which we expect to receive in response to Post No. 95.

A number of you have already asked for a hint as to the subject matter of the impending post.

We also suggested that very few of you would be able to find someone with whom you agree on this issue in its entirety.

We're going to do something a little different this time, and provide you with the title so that you can think about the issue ahead of time:

"27 Situations Where Seemingly Responsible People Claim that 'Lying' is Appropriate"

This should be interesting.

17 comments:

  1. "No love, of course it doesn't look big in that dress."

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  2. One of my favorites: I never had sexual relations with that woman!

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  3. I cannot remember my first lie...that would be impossible, but I do remember my second.

    I had noticed that when a diaper pin was improperly attached, it would stick me, and when I announced the offense, I was fetched from the crib, cuddled and fed between meals.

    Being human, I not only enjoyed this attention, but desired to recreate it, if possible. So, one afternoon, I began to complain in the usual fashion as if I was being attacked by an errant diaper pin.

    My parents rushed to my side, and investigated my clothing with some concern. Finding nothing amiss with the arrangement of my diaper's securement, my father turned to my mother and announced that, "Another lier has been born."

    Naturally, this led to a career in advertising.

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  4. Hi, thank you for visiting my blog:)
    Yours seems interesting..you got yourself a follower :)

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  5. Non-Imaginary: Thanks for the visit. Based upon what we saw on your blog, you should enjoy the exchanges on ours. Thanks for following, and check out the next real post.

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  6. Prior to my exile from the financial community, I was paid handsomely to tell white lies. They were small and often harmless, and my conscience was never better. Now I'm an unemployed trainweck with an honest streak.

    Oh, the irony.

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  7. Thanks MVD: What makes a lie "white" in nature? Small suggests a matter of degree. "Harmless" suggests that there was no real reason to tell it in the first place. Harmless means having no negative effect, so why not tell it?

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  8. This prompt is way to clever...a verbal catch if you will.
    Great post.
    TJ

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  9. Thanks tjexpressionsblog for joining us. We should have the 27 posted within the next 18 hours. In the mean time, we are still awaiting the submission of those instances where people feel that lying is justified before we post our thoughts.

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  10. Logistician:

    I described my lies as "harmless," because they didn’t detract from the benefits afforded either party during the course of a financial transaction, nor did they impair anyone's satisfaction. Quite simply, they tipped the scales ever so slightly in my favor.

    The odds always side with the house.

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  11. Thanks for visiting my blog! I'm looking forward to reading post #95....your photo reminds me of Mark Ingram, the famous bridal gown guru. http://www.bridalatelier.com/biography.asp

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  12. MVD: Interesting definition applied to "harmless," and we suspect that many feel similarly. This should be an interesting exchange.

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  13. Thanks for checking us out a said. We sometimes have little in the way of comments, and on other occasions, a lively discussion with many contributors. We suspect that this one will generate all sorts of comments.

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  14. Thanks for visiting my blog! I'm looking forward to reading post #95....your photo reminds me of Mark Ingram, the famous bridal gown guru. http://www.bridalatelier.com/biography.asp

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  15. This prompt is way to clever...a verbal catch if you will.
    Great post.
    TJ

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  16. One of my favorites: I never had sexual relations with that woman!

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