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Caught my first lie of the year.  Scotty is one of only 2 white kids I have in class.  He was sitting in the back, trying to tell me that his mom said he should use a pencil top eraser rather then the eraser that is on the end of the pencil.  Yea, sure she did.  He looked me right in the eye and lied.  I said, “Really?”

He said, “Yep.”  Does he think I’m stupid?  He must.

So I called his bluff.  I told him, “So if I call your mom right now, she’ll tell me that she told you to use that kind of eraser?”

The smile faded from his face…for a second.  “Oh, no, she didn’t really tell me to use it.”  But he said it with a smile.

What a fool.  If you are going to lie, at least make it believable.

And better yet, if you’re going to lie, lie about something somewhat important.  Not something stupid like an eraser you want to use.

Or better still, just don’t lie!

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