Lies, Lies, and More Lies

 Posted by on 5 August 2005 at 10:46 pm  Uncategorized
Aug 052005

In my post on that atrocious New Individualist article on honesty, I mentioned that “although most people say that honesty is good, often that is no more than hypocritical lip service.” Coincidentally, today’s “Dear Abby” column offered a nice example of the sorts of awful lies that people deliberately inflict upon those they claim to love:

DEAR ABBY: My sister, “Dina,” turned 21 last February. She is planning to marry a wonderful, sweet guy named “Steve” in September. While I was at their apartment last week, the subject of children came up. Steve said he wanted three kids and rubbed Dina’s belly. My sister just smiled.

Abby, my sister can’t have children. She had a hysterectomy when she was 16. Dina apparently hasn’t told him. I asked her about it, and she said she would tell Steve after the wedding. Shouldn’t this be done before the wedding? — TRUTHFUL IN TENNESSEE

DEAR TRUTHFUL: Your sister’s fiance should definitely be told the truth before the wedding takes place. To do otherwise could be considered fraud, and grounds for an annulment when the man finds out he was misled.

Wowowow. The mind boggleoggleoggles.

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