My Top 10 Lies of 2010
I definitely do not endorse lying. But I would be lying if I said that I never did it.
The best I can say is that I don’t do it to hurt anyone. If there is such a thing as “white lies,” I claim that mine fall into that category.
Anyway, here are my top 10 lies of 2010:
1. “I’m 21.”
Before I turned 21 this year, I told that lie a few times. Of course, I would never, ever use fake ID to back it up. Never never. Honestly, hardly ever.
2. “I weigh 110.”
Yeah, right. Nobody believed that one, but they were nice and pretended to believe it.
3. “I’m a complete ditz with computers.”
Actually, I’m not. But there was a cute tech support guy at the hospital where I had my summer internship. He showed me lots of moves that I already knew about. On the computer, I mean.
4. “It’s just the right size.”
A guy I was dating asked if the passenger seat of his car was comfortable for me. Actually, it was a little small, but I know how sensitive guys can be about their cars. And if you want to read that as a metaphor for something else, feel free. 🙂
5. “I’ll be ready in two minutes.”
Make that 20 minutes. But there’s a reason. If you make a guy wait a little while (but not too long), the anticipation makes him more eager and excited.
6. “I just wear whatever is in the closet.”
Uh-uh. Not even at school, where our style of dress is very casual. I’m no Serena van der Woodsen, but I do my best to look good.
7. “It was only $50.”
My Alice + Olivia cardigan was really over $200, but it is comfortable, tres sexy, and worth every penny. And I bought it with my own money: I just didn’t want the ‘rents to bug me about it.
8. “I absolutely love basketball!”
When you’re dealing with testosterone, you have to make a few compromises. I don’t care much about basketball but I like the guy. So it’s only fair to do some things that he likes to do. Besides the obvious.
9. “I’m only going to eat a little bit of that.”
A serving of ice cream has no calories if you only eat half, so that’s what I did on Mountain Day. Half of this serving, and half of that one. It ended up being more than a little bit, but it was good!
10. “It’s my natural hair color.”
No, it’s another miracle of modern chemistry. But I’m glad you like it. 🙂
Copyright 2010 by Rinth de Shadley.
"Not knowing when the dawn will come, I open every door."
-- Emily Dickinson
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