I’m too honest for my own good sometimes. The best example of that was last night. My wife had found a frame for a picture that we had gotten taken a couple months back. She was happy she had found it, she likes to creep around the neighborhood and find treasures that people are looking to throw out. This frame was one of them. She brought it in and being myself I said “It’s not gonna work, it’s too fucking big.”
That wasn’t the right answer. Needless to say it made her upset and we had a minor beef about it. Now, I’m a honest to goodness knucklehead and should know by now that sometimes its just better to lie. I wasn’t really thinking much of it when I said it to her at the time and I felt bad as it had hurt her feelings… The truth often hurts and that’s why there’s so much bullshit in life. Many people are clearly much smarter than me and simply lie to make their life easier. I’m here to announce I am going to try to start doing that as well. My wife and I talked about it this morning and when I got home from work I got confirmation. I asked her “So you’re giving me permission to lie to you?”
She said “If you know I’m happy about something, yes, don’t burst my bubble.”
Okay, so this will be a strange change for me but nonetheless, it should make my life a hell of a lot easier as long as I can stick with it. Wish me luck.