Last week Jamie Ayres hosted a blogfest based on the 2 Truths and a Lie game. Now that her book 18 TRUTHS is on sale today, we are finally allowed to come clean. Jamie has generously offered to donate all of the proceeds from today's sales to charity. To find out more about 18 TRUTHS go HERE. The following is a condensed version of my three choices:
1) In order to help me become more graceful, and aware of which occasions called for white gloves, my mom enrolled me in the Wendy Ward Charm School, when I was only four.
2) When I was seventeen, I dated a twenty seven year old waiter. Not only did my parents approve, but my dad helped me give him directions to our house.
3) While getting fitted for orthotics for my plantar fasciitis, I was asked to become a foot model for an orthopedic shoe company. Though I was hired for my high arches, the division I worked for fell flat, and my geriatric foot modeling career ended abruptly.
The majority voted for #2 as the lie. The next most popular choice was #3. Oddly enough, no one doubted that the blogger who never resists the opportunity to write about embarrassing bodily functions was a charm school graduate.
As for #3, I did have plantar fasciitis, and I still wear orthotics, but I was never asked to model orthopedic shoes. Gosh, it feels good to get that off my chest! Congratulations to the eight great detectives who sniffed out the lie: Yvonne Stephenson, Sherry Ellis, Rum-Punch Drunk, Susan Fleet Swiderski, Robin @ Your Daily Dose, Title By Jaq, A Beer For The Shower, and of course Jamie Ayres. Be sure to visit these amazing super sleuths.
Thanks to Jamie for hosting this delightfully deceptive blogfest, and thanks to everyone who played along. It was interesting to learn about your powers of deductive reasoning.
Since most of you thought that #2 was the lie, I thought that I should further explain why my parents didn't object when I was casually dating someone ten years my senior, during my junior year in high school. For the record, he was a complete gentleman, and we would just get together on occasion to see a movie or listen to music. As outrageous as it may seem, my mom had a similar experience.
When my mom was fourteen, she went to visit her aunt in Michigan City. Her aunt decided to fix her up with her landlady's son. The plan was to go on a double date. It was a lovely summer evening, so the foursome went to a drive-in movie in his convertible.
While my mom had done some babysitting to earn some spending money, she didn't have a lot in common with her date, who was a college professor. She had even less in common with his married friends. Though they were at the drive-in in his convertible, my mom didn't have to worry about him getting fresh because she recalled, "He was allergic to the night air, and kept sneezing into his handkerchief."
Later when my mom saw her aunt, she didn't say a word. Neither one of them ever spoke of the incident again. Though my mom's adventure could have turned into a date with danger, at least the college professor was thoughtful enough to use protection. A properly placed handkerchief is definitely something to sneeze at.