Of course, I was so disappointed when I found out the truth.
Lies have a way of shattering all pre-formed notions about a person. And it’s not just your opinion of a person that suffers; it’s how you start seeing everybody else. Were you wrong all along, was your gut mistaken after all?
And then there’s the lying through the teeth that happens after that. You know the truth, but the other person won’t – can’t – admit to it. So there you are, smiling a fake smile, thinking that everything has to have cosmic significance.
But what is the cosmic significance of knowing someone who is so cunningly deceptive? Suddenly, I remember something I learned in gradeschool: “Even the prince of darkness is a gentleman.”
I should have known. Or maybe it would have been better if I didn’t. Tsk, tsk, tsk.