August 17, 2008
As I opened my mouth to answer, Grace looked over and saw the neighbor’s door opened.
“You were going to go inside weren’t you?” she demanded.
“Yes I was,” I responded quickly. I decided that trying to lie would do no good and, furthermore, it might throw her off guard.
I was right! She stood speechless for a moment thinking I would lie my way out of it. I learned early on that lying only lengthens the long lecture.
Finally she looked at me and said, “Come inside.”
Drat! I thought. She’s going to give me the long lecture anyways.