I know, I know, we aren’t supposed to lie. So, I know that I should not encourage anyone to lie to me. But there are a couple of exceptions I’d like to make … I actually like it that these two lied to me.
Sometimes, when I have tried on a size 14 and it was too big for me, even though it was clearly marked as a size 14, I love it that the manufacturer had stretched the truth a little (pun intended) in their sizing, and intentionally made my size 14 self at least temporarily feel like a size 12! (When you think about it, I wonder why manufacturer’s don’t do this routinely. I think one that did would probably see their popularity soar!)
And, yesterday, when I was driving my car and suddenly realized I had forgotten to get gas and the low fuel light had been on for a loooong time, and the needle was now laying squarely on empty, I’m glad that when Ford made my car they stretched the truth a little, and really made the well-and-truly-not-a-drop-of-fuel-left-in-tank-so-the-car-stops point somewhere below the empty mark.
Now, none of the rest of you have my permission to lie to me. I would never want to encourage that sort of behavior in such wonderful people.
But the clothing manufacturers and Ford — I actually like it that you’ve lied to me in these cases. Keep up the good work!