“Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.” “Liar, liar, pants on fire.”

That’s how the old sayings go.

I usually give people the benefit of the doubt. It is just the way I am wired.

Until you demonstrate you are purposefully lying or deceitful, I will you give you and your stories the benefit of the doubt.  But once I recognize that you have fooled me – or betrayed me – you will  never regain my trust.

I won’t let myself be fooled twice. I see things in black and white – you are a liar or you aren’t – it’s that simple.

“Fool me once, you’re a liar. Run, I’ll set your pants on fire.”

It doesn’t have the same flow – but I find it much more satisfying.


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