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Dealing with lies — 2 Comments

  1. I contend people don’t lie when they don’t rate the listener. It’s the stranger on the train syndrome. But to address the question, I’d say with a smile. To say that’s a great story, but are you pulling my leg. For then the scepticism is out there.
    How was the lies balanced by the violence ?.

  2. Expressing scepticism diplomatically is a skill I have never mastered.

    My companion’s violence, of course, solved nothing. It simply drove Joe into a deeper loneliness.

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