Saturday, September 14, 2013

Weekly Whine: Lazy Liars


I suggested a playdate next Wednesday morning with a mom from my mom's group and she emailed me a couple of days ago to tell me she's busy that day.

Then about 24 hours later, someone in the mom's group suggested a playdate at a farm on Wednesday morning and she immediately emailed "Count me in!"

Fine, she lied to me. She doesn't want to have a playdate. But couldn't she at least have sent a private reply to spare my feelings?

Also, I recently asked an online acquaintance for advice on a topic. She said she had no advice. Five minutes of browsing later, I discovered she'd written a "book" on the topic on Amazon.

So the question is, was she lying to me or to all the people who purchase the book?


  1. The 95% rule applies to both cases. People can be ridiculous.

  2. Some people are just not worth it

  3. we don't know the whole stories for both cases, but do you think you are too quick to jump to the conclusions? maybe the mom did have a last minute change of plan? maybe there's another reason why your online acquaintance said no?

    if you are 100% sure that your conclusion is correct and your online acquaintance did lie, then we need the whole story in order to determine if she's lying to you or the readers of her book.

  4. It's possible that they all think you're boring / you suck, but I can imagine a couple of alternative scenarios:

    1. The first lady had already made a verbal commitment to the person who emailed about the farm when you asked her, and since she wasn't organizing it herself didn't feel comfortable asking you also.

    2. The second person just didn't want to go into a ton of detail with you right then. Maybe people have told her in the past that she is annoying know-it-all about whatever topic you asked her about.

    Just saying. Sometimes it has nothing to do with you.

    1. You may be right about the first one. But the second is just weird. I mean, say you bought a ficus tree and were super excited about it, and you emailed a friend and said to her, "Do you have any tips for taking care of a ficus?" And she said, "Just water it." But then you discovered she wrote a book called "How to care for a ficus tree." I mean, that's kind of messed up.

    2. Or it has to do everything about you Fizzy