2 weeks ago
Friday, September 14, 2012
IS THE TRUTH OPTIONAL?
I was explaining to Tom about a small claims court case I had prepared for my boss to argue. It was clear and factual and supported by a ream of documents that they had the work done, they knew they owed the money, that they had been notified for nearly 2 years of the bill and mounting finance charges. One of the plaintiffs arrived in court with her toddler in tow, lied to the mediator and then to the judge and the judge ignored the documents and shafted our business out of about $2000.00.
Tom said 2 things 1. Going to court is always a crap shoot. 2. Everyone lies.
He said he thinks it has to do with politicians. The bold face lie has proven to be a winning strategy. I would add all those uber wealthy bankers and investment brokers - not much truth telling going on there. Pharmaceutical companies care about sick people. That's a good one. Oh, how about "Your call is important to us" which is why we don't hire more than a couple of people for our Customer Service 800 line.
What is your favorite lie?