They always told me that honesty was the best policy. And I believed them. I believed them wholeheartedly.
Then honesty started getting me into trouble.
‘Do you think this dress makes me look fat?’ She’d asked me.
‘Yeah, a little bit.’ I had replied.She didn’t speak to me for four days and she punched me in the jaw.
‘Hey, maybe I should ask Jessica out?’ David had said, hopefully.
‘You’ve got more chance of pissing whiskey.’ And David went off in a huff.
Honestly, I don’t get honesty. Without the little lies that make the world go around, what would we be? I’m starting to think that’s humanity’s true tell of evolution. We evolved the ability to lie.
What would the world be like if everybody had to tell the truth? No little white lies, no whoppers. Just the truth, plain and harsh.
I think honesty would cause more death and destruction than anything else. Honest politicians, honest spouses… You’d say what you really felt, because you didn’t have a choice.
Honesty without limits. Honesty gone wild.
I hope to see it one day.
The Idiot in Tin Foil