This or That: Lie or Tell the Truth?

I’ve never been a big fan of April Fool’s Day, so I tend to ignore it as much as possible. I love the idea of a good gag, but it seems people get mean more often than not, so instead of a fun gag it’s a men-spirited practical joke. I just don’t see the fun in that.

As if April Fools Day wasn’t bad enough, apparently Tell a Lie Day is coming up in a couple of days. Because people dont lie enough as it is, we need to have a day dedicated to celebrating and encouraging lies. I just…I can’t even.

So here’s today’s This or That. Two scenarios.

  • One classic Hollywood: You see your best friend’s spouse kissing another person – do you tell your friend, or not?
  • And another classic: Your wife/best friend asks if this dress makes her look fat – do you lie or tell the truth?

Personally…Oy. That’s a rough one. Do I tell my friend her spouse was kissing someone else? Yes. Do I tell her that dress makes her look fat? “I don’t think that fabric would do anyone any favors. Here, try this dress instead.” Which is a yes.  I really dislike lying.

What about you? Lie or Tell the Truth? Let me know in the comments – everyone who comments by next Thursday will be entered into a drawing to win a 5×7 print of this photo:

Rauma, Finland, covered in frost.

Rauma, Finland, covered in frost.

Also, I need to announce winners of the last two giveaways!

  • For This or That: Chris or Liam – Jen, as the only blog commenter, wins! (I did have some other people comment on facebook, and Chris is apparently the winner all the way around. That’s okay – more Liam for me!) Jen will be receiving a lovely postcard I picked up in Rovaniemi!
  • For This or That: Chocolate or Vanilla – Megan wins a lovely postcard from Rauma!
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7 thoughts on “This or That: Lie or Tell the Truth?

  1. TRUTHx2!
    without a doubt i will tell the truth to my friend about her cheaty spouse… in a second!!!

    i will tell about the dress too in a nice way IF i was asked otherwise i wouldn’t say anything.

  2. Debbi

    The truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth – in a nice way, of course 😉
    The truth shall set you free. Always.

  3. The truth on both accounts. I cannot believe there is a “tell a lie” day! what a weird thing to celebrate. most people lie enough without needing a reason.
    and yay! i won! *happy dance*

    • Also — I chose Chris because Liam is just Gail from Hunger Games to me. And also Miley Cyrus’s former fiancé. No sloppy seconds. haha!

  4. Megan

    YAY! Im the Winner! As for the lying….I absolutely would tell my friend I saw their spouse kissing someone else….have already had to do this personally and no regrets. As for the dress…I would do like you said Sara…a softer alternative than just “yes, you look fat” I would not want them to be anywhere not looking as good as they could and would want the same done for me. Love you guys!!

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