In response to the Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Sweet Little Lies.”
As kids, we’re told, time and again, that lying is wrong. Do you think that’s always true? In your book, are there any exceptions?
Around the age of three or four, I was told to never tell a lie. I was baptized promising never to tell a lie, as it was part of the “Ten Commandments”.
When I became a Boy Scout, I took an oath and promise to never tell a lie. When I entered the military I took an oath and promise never to tell a lie, as a Military Police Officer.
I took an oath for the state of VA promising to uphold the law both to state and local and again to never tell a lie. I was deputized as a US Marshal and took an oath again to never tell a lie. When I married I took vows and promised never to tell a lie.
I maintained my oaths and promise to all, however I’m divorced because I told the truth about her weight and several other questions she asked.
So, I guess I should have lied if I wanted to stay married. I have learned lying to children about certain holiday characters and my ex-wife are the exceptions.