Lying. We are all guilty of it on an almost-daily basis. Whether you’re consoling a friend with a terrible hair cut (It’s really not that bad!) or telling the boss you would love to take on a new project when your work load is more than sufficient to get you to 5 P.M. (Leave it with me! I’ll take care of it. No problem!), telling the occasional half-truth is a part of life.
As women, we like to think that we are the more honest sex and maybe that’s true, but we are definitely not innocent when it comes to tweaking the truth a bit.
Here are 12 little white lies women tell their husbands. Are you guilty?
I don’t know where I want to eat. You choose
I know exactly where I want to eat. I just want you to list everything in town so that I can shoot them down one by one until you mention the place I’ve been thinking all along at which point I will declare that it “will do.”
I don’t want dessert
I do want dessert. We both know I want dessert. It’s your job to order dessert and then not complain while I eat more than half of it. This is in our marriage contract. Check the fine print.
This old thing? I’ve had this forever
Well, I’ve had it longer than the shoes I bought yesterday and the dress I bought last week.
It wasn’t that expensive
A hair cut, highlight, and blow-out cost 20 dollars. My husband will go to the grave believing this. In a decade I may up it to 22 to account for inflation. Probably not.
I have a headache
It came on suddenly! It’s the kind that can only be cured by going to sleep immediately. I’m as disappointed as you are.
No, I didn’t throw it away, I don’t know where it is.
It hurts that you’d accuse me of such. I’m as shocked as you are that the threadbare t-shirt you insist on wearing everywhere — including my grandparents’ 50th wedding anniversary party — has gone missing. I sure hope it turns up. I’d help you look, but I’ve got to wash my hair.
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