Friday, April 17, 2009
I like to think I live the kind of life that my mother would be proud of. My parents have taught me correct principles and have let me govern myself....pretty sweet situation right? Every now and again I will receive an offer that sounds like fun....however when I break it down in my mind I get....weird...(talk about weird...) hot sweats, cold sweats, fingernail sensitivity, difficulty breathing difficutly swallowing (I'm totally joking...for those of you who quote movie lines in everyday conversation or blogging...that was from "What about Bob" a classic). No, but really I get lazy, or irritated. Let's break it down. It's friday night...I really don't have anything else to do. A FREIND of mine asked me out...do i really wanna go...not really. Should I....I'd have to actually get ready...you know...apply myself...do my hair kinda thing....Guys, it's not like I have anything else to do tonight....free dinner and movie on one hand....stay home (in my sweats and hair in a ponytail) on the other hand. So I accepted....now...it's friday evening...I want to get out of it.....here's the dilemma....do I make up an excuse or tell the truth? My excuses are seriously the bomb dot com. I have the ability to talk/excuse my way out of pretty much anything (i'm not bragging...it's the truth...sigh). Can you imagine me telling this guy the truth i.e. "Hey ya....thank you so much for the offer to take me to a restaraunt of my choice followed by a movie of my choice eventhough it may be a chick flick and you might not have any interest in it at all...but uh....i think I'm gonna stay home and stare at the wall....maybe refill my dad's water jug when he needs it refilled. Yeah thanks...I'm set." SAD! In my day and age and also in my culture we are urged to be honest...."Honesty is the best policy" but...is it really? What would you rather here (yourself) "You know what....I need to stay home tonight and help my sister out with a project that is due on Monday" (not an excuse I would use..this is just an example...my excuses are so much better)...or "I'm lazy and really have no desire to see you"....guys....that is the moral dilemma...ugh!