Wednesday, July 6, 2005

Potentially imaginary transgression

I was thinking today. (Seriously!) I think... now, I have no factual basis for this, but I think... that a friend of mine lied to me about something long ago. A particular something. This something is nothing, really. It's not all that significant. They might not even remember it. But... I think they lied about it. It was a friendly lie, not malicious, not really hurting anyone; a lie to be nice to me that I just assumed as fact. I obsess about a lot of things, and one particular statement that this person said has bounced around in my mind for quite some time. I think that the net change of my opinion of this person wouldn't even change if it were true; there are so many ways that I'd see this person in a new light if they did in fact lie about this one little minor thing. It's kind of funny.

I'm not going to tell you who it is, because several of you know this person. I'm not going to tell you what it was, because it may not be true. But it wasn't anything big. It was a "they're out of corn dogs" kind of lie, not an "I'm actually a transvestite; now on to our honeymoon" kind of lie. It just makes a few things more interesting, so I think I'm going to believe that it was untruthful until I find new evidence saying otherwise. Otherwise the lack of closure may drive me further into madness.


Henry Schimke said...

I really do like it when you're cryptic!

It makes me think about you having unprotected sex or something.

Maybe the lie was a "is it in", "yes" sort of lie?


Travis said...

One of the nice things about having a blog is that the following conversation can take place inside my head:

Me: I should post about that.
Me: Why? Nobody's going to get anything out of it. It won't make any sense.
Me: Yeah, it will be cryptic and weird.
Me: Stfu! I'm going to post it.
Me: Okay!