Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Inigo Montoya: You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.

First lady: President Obama had 'phenomenal year'
WASHINGTON – First lady Michelle Obama says President Barack Obama "has done a phenomenal job," but that people have a right to criticize him.

In an interview broadcast Tuesday on ABC's "Good Morning America," she said getting things accomplished in heavily politicized Washington is "a constant struggle."

I think Michelle should take a stance for all women all over America and just tell her husband the truth. "You stunk it up this year buddy, try harder next year."

Wives all over America, do what she's doing, telling their husbands 'what they want to hear'. 
"I love your cooking."
"You are a good dancer"
"I don't mind picking up after you."
"You're the best lover I've ever had."
"Juan does a great job on the shrubs and cleaning the pool."

Wouldn't it be refreshing if the 1st Lady would start an initiative of Honesty in the Home. She could call it HNH and have a press conference and call on all the other '1st Ladies' out there to live honestly.

Trust me when I say this, most men want to know the TRUTH. No matter how much it hurts. No matter how unfeeling it may seem. Be honest with your man.

I recently watched The Invention of Lying. What a refreshing movie! After the first scene between Anna and Mark, I told my wife, "I could live in that world."
I tell you this, Washington, DC is the opposite of this movie and the world it portrays. Washington is the town of lies. And when one person does come forward with the truth, they stone them like the proverbial adulterous woman.
Live your life differently. Tell the truth, always, with every word out of your mouth. At first people will think you are rude, uncaring, hurtful, but you are only being HONEST. 

How refreshing the universe would be. Imagine, you've been sucking down coffee all morning and you walk up to colleague. He responds with, "Dude, your breath could knock a bulldog off a gut wagon." You would politely apologize and grab a breath mint until you can go brush your teeth. Everyone is happy. You aren't offending people any longer. It's magical.

Imagine your friend has a pimple on their forehead that looks like a third eyeball. It's distracting and simply gross. If you let them walk around looking like they have a small pox infection, what kind of friend are you? As a friend you point it out and say, "Wow, you should get to the bathroom and get that thing taken care of/see a doctor." They are now aware of the offending white head.

There would be no more, "Do I look fat in these pants?" You know you look fat, why does anyone need to hear a lie to make them feel better? "Of course you do dear. Don't worry about it." Boom. You don't have to worry about it any longer, and in the back of your mind you know its time to get to the gym. After a few sessions, you feel better about yourself, your husband likes what he sees, its a win win.

With the recent 100th anniversary of Scouting, Boy Scouts in America should all remember our oaths, to obey the Scout Law. And as you remember the first tenant is...
A Scout is Trustworthy.
A Scout tells the truth. He is honest, and he keeps his promises. People can depend on him.
You ladies are honor bound as well...

The Girl Scout Law's first line rings true...
I will do my best to be honest and fair,

It was good for us when we were young boys and girls and it is good for us now as adults. Lets all show Washington DC how it's done.

1 comment:

Heather said...

Hmmm...so what are you trying to say exactly?