Looking At Liars! Essay

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One day was so much like another in those days around the restaurant - where I worked as a part-time waiter. I couldn't remember whether that day was lucky when I received a lot of tips, or whether it was exhausting when many people came to enjoy their weekend. It was an afternoon of a slump Monday, and I was standing near the door, waiting for the customer to serve immediately whenever they came in, with John, an experienced waiter who has worked there for many years. As we were talking about an annoying customer, a lady entered. She was wearing a suit - I have never seen before- that was decorated with many colorful small fabric pieces around her hip. It covered her body tightly and added more effect to her superfluous flesh. I turned to John, expected some comments about her (in Vietnamese) but I was greatly surprised when John said to her "What a beautiful clothes!" The lady smiled and said thanks to him. As a result, he received a lot of tips from her then. After the woman left, he explained to me, "Her suit is the worst thing that I have ever seen, but why don't you make her happy by a little lying, which doesn't cost you anything?"Suddenly, the term "lying" brought me back to my childhood when I was a little kid, the first time in my life, lying. At that time, it was my birthday. My father's present was an electronic robot, which attracted me by its colorful enchanting lights. I was completely absorbed in playing (with it) as if nobody was around me, except it. "Ding dong." Time to sleep, but my mother didn't allow taking it to my bed; her requirement, of course, really bothered me. With my own deftness, I wrapped the robot sneakily under my blanket, and nothing would happen if my mother didn't go to my room to say goodnight to me. She rapidly discovered the "strange" thing that rose unusually behind me. She pointed at the blanket and asked, "What's that?" "It's my hand."- I awkwardly answered. Definitely, she didn't believe and gave me a great thrashing. "Lying is the worst thing ever that can not be forgivable," I still remember her words," and when another discovers you are a liar, he won't trust you anymore..."Since then, I dared not to lie, the reason is that I scared to be thrashed again when I was a child, or afraid of losing my reliance toward everybody when I grew up. However, up to John's case, I began to doubt the infant lesson that my mother gave me about lying. Is it still true? John's lie doesn't harm anybody but makes the relationship better: the woman got happy and John got more tips.There's no denying that we lie regularly. In READING MIND, Sanjida O'Connell has shown, "we are initiated into the hall of lying at an early age, progressing from...

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