I think u may be like me, you may also tell little lies. We call them “white lies” … Does anyone know why that is? Do tell…
Hmmm, this post is to 2 types of people:
I really don’t want to lie, but sometimes that saying: “the truth hurts” is actually true. If I told you the truth, it may hurt you…
My letter to you:
1) Dear Hitchhikers
I met u at the traffic lights. This time, you are white. But regardless of your skin colour… You do put me in a predicament. You asked for a lift.
I was even going to the destination that you requested.
But I had to tell a lie: “sorry I am not going that way.”
But to be honest, its just not safe for me (I was driving on my own) to offer u a lift. I am not saying you are a criminal. I am not saying you are not trustworthy.
But you yourself have heard the stories of other offers of lifts gone wrong. So yes, I lean on a “generalisation” but you can’t blame me, right?
One needs to live safely.
So I please don’t ask me for a lift because, I will have to tell a lie. Not intended, I promise.
I could say: “sorry, I can’t trust hitchhikers” but I think that truth may hurt.
So dear hitchhiker, I hope u find a lift today.
Or I hope one day you get yourself a bicycle or car.
A lone driver on the road
2) Dear Beggars
Darn I told a lie again “sorry I don’t have cash on me.”
Truth is, sir (or mam) I do have cash. But really don’t think its wise to give cash to you. Will you use it wisely? I am unsure about that.
You may buy alcohol, smokes or glue to sniff.
But I can’t tell u that. Because I do feel for u. How on earth did u get to that place to have to beg by these traffic lights?
I can tell u this, I had this excellent idea recently. I bought a big bag of peanuts. I will pack some peanuts in small bags and carry those in my car. Next time I see you, I will give u a bag of that. It may just help feed you for one meal.
Hope that’s okay?
But please don’t look at me with disgust if I do give that to you, okay?
Also when I do have old shoes and clothes I may pass it on to you.
But do know I really do wear in my clothes. I hardly buy new clothes 🙂
I will still wind down my window and say hi, maybe even ask your name. But I won’t give you money, alright?