Pants on fire. Wouldn’t it be great if those who were not telling the truth had their pants catch on fire.
To know me, is to love me. I will not tell a lie. I can’t. It’s not in me. Okay, I will cop to the ‘I love your new shoes’ or ‘I love your new top.’ But when it comes to real-life situations, if you don’t want the truth, don’t ask me.
Pot stirrers are the worst. Oh, I’m sure I’ve been there one time or another, especially when I was younger. The other day someone said to me that another person said that it was Lori Carter’s fault, it’s all her doing.
Does it bother you when other people lie about you? It’s one thing to not care what other people think about you, but to spread rumors that are not true is totally uncalled for. Perception is a bitch.
So, I called the acquaintance in which I’ve known for many years, left a message for him to call me back and when he did not, I called again the next day and left a message to remind him that he knows full well the situation in question was not my doing. It was he, himself, who crossed the line. To take the spotlight off of himself, he placed blame elsewhere.
Is this what humanity has come to? Apparently, yes. And it has been this way for a very long time. I just never noticed – living in my own world, keeping to myself for the most part and continuing to do my best, regardless of the circumstance.
Backstory: Speaking to another acquaintance the other day, I asked do people treat each other like this everywhere? She said no, it’s different in other places. People are not like this.
Well, that was an eye-opener of sorts. I’ve known for some time that I have not found my tribe. Yes, I have a few here and there – one, thousands of miles away and it’s cold. Perhaps, I should look just a little bit more – adventure out more.
Here’s a good one: Let’s sweep it under the carpet, no one will notice. Sweeping = Cover-ups. I guess this is just the way the world is going to be now. I won’t buy into it.
As for that acquaintance, I did tell him to stop talking about me. Maybe, I just need to stop caring, or better yet, maybe I should walk around with a fire extinguisher (lol).
Lori Carter is a freelance writer and Spiritualist Medium -- truly a Spiritual Being, and aren't we all.