Periodically it’s better just to be honest with people even if it’s going to hurt their feelings, however this is what I realized the other morning when I accidentally caused a major fight between myself and others & our bestie! I was only trying to protect her sensitive emotions even though I believe that I made things much worse in our efforts to be considerate, but you see, our bestie had been talking about going to a movie for the past 6 weeks that I had no interest in, however she was seeing the trailers obsessively & continuously talking about her hopes for the up-to-date production, on the morning that it was released, I did not want to attend the movie with him.
That’s when I lied & told him that our heating & cooling method had broken down unexpectedly at our house.
I did our best to feign complete exasperation over the broken air conditioning device & our need for a professional heating, cooling, & ventilation specialist. I even went so far as to talk about what a financial burden it was going to be for the emergency repair service that morning. I told him I was upset that there might be something majorly wrong with our air conditioning device & I would have to pay for costly replacement parts & hourly Heating and Air Conditioning worker fees. I even started pricing out up-to-date air conditioning units to make the entire story extra believable, and about half an hour after the two of us got off the cellphone, the jig was up, and my bestie easily chose our Heating and Air Conditioning emergency over her movie release & came over to our house to wait for the Heating and Air Conditioning worker with me! Now I got a lot of ‘splaining to do.