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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.