“MEN LIE AND I DON’T KNOW WHY. THEY JUST DO.”
That’s what I said when I was sitting with a man watching a show about male and female relationships. The woman said “He is a compulsive liar.” The man said “I lie to spare her feelings.” I laughed because I have heard this line before. Charlie Sheen said to his very thing on the show Two and a Half Men. Charlie Sheen’s character was schooling the young kid on how men need to protect women. The man beside me said:
“I LIE BECAUSE I DON’T KNOW WHAT KIND OF TRUTH TO TELL YOU.”
He further clarified his point by saying: “Should I tell part of the story? Can I tell her in a way she can understand? Once I know a person I know the best thing to say for her sake. Some people call it manipulation but it’s really helping the person. It’ll all be the truth if it comes from me. It may just sound different than what I tell someone else.”
So, he lies we he doesn’t know a woman well and he lies when he knows a woman well. Either way his lies are for the best–her best. Extraordinary, that’s what I think, an smaxama justification for dinner. Opinions, anyone?