Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire…

LiesThere are some humans who are such inveterate liars that even the combination of lie detector and truth serum will not be able to drag the truth out of them.

Lying has become such a habitual thing to them that they don’t even know the truth if it jumps up and bites them in the butt.

They have told those lies to themselves and others so much, that it becomes a distorted truth in their minds.

When such people tell you good morning, you better take a very good look out of your window. You shouldn’t trust them as far as you can throw them.

Honesty and integrity should be a key character for me to relate with any human and once it is clear that you are a liar, your trust quotient becomes non-existent and unfortunately, whatever you say will be heretofore taken with a pinch of salt, if taken at all.

I respect the truth even if it is bitter. It is better to deal with. Telling a lie about a bad situation simply makes it worse.

That said, if I come in possession with one vial of truth serum; I wonder why only one vial, I think I shall first test it on to all the lying politicians especially those from my home country.

They have been hell bent on robbing a richly blessed Nation blind in the bid to cripple it’s economy with corruption and to the detriment of its citizenry.

It would be interesting to hear them sing their confessions like canaries about where they hid their stash of stolen booty which they will be made to restitute.

It makes me so unhappy to watch citizens of a society richly endowed with natural resources live in penury, while some hopelessly unprincipled leaders selfishly and greedily grasp that which is for general commune.

© Jacqueline Oby-Ikocha

The Daily Post prompt Truth Serum

You’ve come into possession of one vial of truth serum. Who would you give it to (with the person’s consent, of course) — and what questions would you ask?

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32 thoughts on “Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire…

  1. Ah! You said it well, my sister.

    They lie their way during their campaigns, they get voted in and the lying continues. Their greed surpasses all understanding, it’s so irrational that it’s funny but still not amusing.

    ‘Honest Politician’ must be the most apt oxymoron yet.

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  2. Like the title..pants on fire. Lying is so irritative..I have always wondered, why lie? Sometimes I err, then I feel so guilty even if its such a simple lie…that lie never leaves my head until I make it right. Who do I give it to?? Naija politicians is a good place to start though..can’t think of any close to me.

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  3. I just experienced an explosive liar that yelled and made a big scene that made me feel sad to know that he has always lied and is still lying. I had hoped he had learned better – some people never learn. I just pray I do not have to be around this lying person anymore. I

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  4. Sorry he got upset because he was embarrassed by what he had said and I told people as they asked what my problem with him was. And he denied with a loud booming voice he never said it – so sad people are like this – especially in your own family. God Bless us Everyone

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