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193. It’s Just a Little White Lie
Irene was angry at her boyfriend Rory. She
trying to make a business deal. Rory was
a business man. But she needed Rory’s help
she was a woman and business men, she
, routinely lied to women.
“All you have to
is tell Mr. Lo that you are the
manager for my company. What’s the big deal?
’s not like you’re in court raising your right
and swearing to God. You’re just telling a
manager that you also are a sales manager.
way he has respect for you. He doesn’t
to deal with someone who is ‘lower’ than
. You must be his equal. Then he will
respect for you, and he will tell you
truth. I need to know if he can
10 tons of copper to Long Beach every
. He told me he could ship only five.
think he is lying to me, because I’m
woman. But he won’t lie to a man.”
! You think men don’t lie to other men?
course they do. But that’s beside the point.
am not going to misrepresent myself in what
be a huge business transaction—that’s fraud.”
; it’s a little white lie. Don’t be such
“I’m not a chicken, for crying out
. I just don’t want to go to jail.
don’t know the laws, and neither do I.
I know is that I’ll be misrepresenting myself;
can call it a little white lie, but
lawyers who prosecute me will call it fraud.
we can think of another title for me
isn’t a lie.”
“You want another title instead
sales manager? You want a title that isn’t
lie? I have a title for you—when you
him up, introduce yourself as my company’s Chief