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I LIED!

Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah and Happy Kwanzaa.
THAT is not a lie.

However, today I DID lie and it just came out of my mouth so fast that I couldn't stop myself. My inner filter must have been snowed in like the rest of this city.

Portland has had it's share of snow fall and we just aren't prepared. The city doesn't have the budget to sand/shovel all of the streets so I took a walk to our neighborhood grocery store.

While I was there I ran into many neighbors that were escaping from their families as well. (Love ya' Honey! If you read this, you know what I mean ;-> ) While standing in the bread section I saw someone I hadn't seen for months. She had a lot to share and she wanted to share it at a fast pace. Her words were coming at me so fast I felt like I was in The Matrix. Her words were bullets and I was bent over backwards from their force.

A few minutes into her tale a mutual friend came around the corner from the produce aisle and "joined" the conversation. Time went by and children tugged at coat-sleeves. It was time to move on. And this is when it happened. Fast-Talker asked "Do you have e-mail?" and I said 'No.' THIS was a lie. And my choice to answer this way was self preservation. It was mean and wrong, but I felt the need to say it. Our mutual friend, who joined the conversation, looked at me and said "Yes you do!".

SHUSH! No I don't!!! (Inner dialogue, of course)

I looked at my sweet, honest friend and did it again. 'No, I don't. I think the weather did something to our connection'. WHY?!? Why did I make this choice? Mean. Mean Ann.

When we parted I said 'When my e-mail works again I'll give you a call and let you know.' I just couldn't leave with this stupid lie hanging over my head. I believe I'm a victim of Instant Karma, however. Fast-Talker was walking away, then turned to say to me "That's OK. I'll just give you a call".

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15 comments:

  1. LOL! Have fun w/ that phone conversation!

    Hope you had a great Christmas!!

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  2. I'm pretty sure most of us have been stuck in that kind of situation...I know I have! Like Jennifer said - good luck with that phone conversation! ;)

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  3. Weren't you just telling me how your phone lines have been down too? So funny how everything seems to break at the same time, now isn't it? :)
    PS- Totally don't blame you... I would've done the same.

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  4. I have done that too, don't feel bad.

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  5. I've done that and many, many times too!

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  6. Oh no!!! I hope you have caller ID. It has saved me from many conversations with the crazy MIL!! :)

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  7. and if you have caller ID you won't answer right???

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  8. It was a white lie so it doesn't count, right? :)

    PS: Change your phone number.

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  9. Bahahahaha! Since it isn't 1989...I am pretty sure she knows you have email, Ann. ;-D

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  10. You totally deserve it!! You have a freakin' BLOG! You're really gonna try to pass yourself off as not having email??!?

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  11. Great post and title. Yep, that was one sticky situation.

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  12. haaaaaaaaaa!! I think we might be twins separated at birth. 8) TOTALLY something I would do. AND get that email 'working' and fast, girlie...you sure as hell don't want jabberjaws calling you!!!!!

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  13. It is times like these that you need that extra email address. I am thinking about passing out an email address and telling everyone I don't have a phone! LOL! I am beginning to hate telephones!

    Lori@Thrifty Thoughts

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