“I’m only going out with you but I’m really waiting for someone hotter.”
“That’s OK. I’m only going out with you because you pay for dinner and I’m just too bored to find a better lay.”
What would the world be like if everyone told the truth and no one lied?
It’s an interesting idea, explored in Ricky Gervais movie “The Invention of Lying.” A bit silly and far fetched, but it’s also a heart warming romcom.
During meetings, I’d try and imagine what would happen people actually said what they actually mean?
Would we make the sale?
Is it true that only sales people with the gift of blagging and bragging close the deals?
However we’d have to grow thick skins to withstand all that brutal truth.
But would the world be a better place?
Here’s a small bit from the movie.
Mark (Ricky Gervais) is on a date with Anna (Jennifer Garner)
Anna: (phone rings) It’s my mom. She’s probably checking on the date. This’ll just take a minute. (on phone) Hello. Yes, I’m with him right now. No, not very attractive. No, doesn’t make much money. It’s all right though, seems nice, kinda funny. A bit fat. Has a funny… little… snub nose. Kinda like a frog in a facial. No, I won’t be sleeping with him tonight. Nope, probably not even a kiss.
What do you think?