I bet you a nickel that if you were to go through your encounters of the last day, you will find at least one instance when you said something that you really REALLY didn’t mean.
“No, I don’t mind muddy shoes in the house. I was actually [I will now] going to be vacuuming later anyway.”
“Oh, yes, I have tried that [obscure and gross] food that you suggested [keep insisting that I try]. It wasn’t really my thing [I hated it], but I can totally understand the draw.”
Now, one would argue that those small lies are more a gesture of etiquette and manners. After all, in today’s world, we never want to say something that might actually hurt someone’s feelings. Gasp!
So what if we [or our floors] get [muddily] walked on? At least we haven’t made the other person feel badly!