Sunday, April 11, 2010

Lie Detecting Duo

My husband (a visual learner) always notices the physical signs of lying, and I (an audio learner) always notice the tone of voice. Together, we’re a lie detecting duo.

But sometimes people reveal more about themselves or the situation by lying. Sometimes it can even be beneficial to feign belief in a lie. My husband is a master at exploiting lies. His mother complained that her trash service was too high and claimed that her bill was $60 for 3 months of service. Well, we live in the same neighborhood and had recently priced the local trash services. We know full well that everyone is charging about $45. Now, I would have gotten satisfaction from calling her out, but my brilliant husband decided to accept the lie. He made a bargain with her that he would pick up her trash for a mere $30 per month. We’re at her home frequently so we can easily load her trash into our pickup truck. Being a single household, she has very little to discard and so her refuse fits neatly in our own dumpster. It is a win-win situation: she gets to keep her lie, save a little money, and see her son once a week; and we only pay $15 out of pocket for trash service.

1 comment:

  1. great solution! Way to keep the peace and make some money at the same time.

    love your etsy picks!! :)


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