I Believe in Honesty

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I believe..... in honesty I strongly believe that honesty is the best policy. Let’s not go overboard and think that I never tell little white lies, because I do, but usually it is to spare someone’s feelings. I have learned throughout the course of many years that telling big lies only leads to more lies. What will happen when you tell those lies? You will usually end up telling one lie to cover up another lie and eventually, you will end up telling on yourself. I remember this story so vividly because it was quite an embarrassing situation for me. It was a beautiful day outside and my mom wanted to go shopping, I hated shopping but I was tired of being at home so, I agreed to go with her. I was 12 years old and I remember wearing…show more content…
She told me to get out. I wasn’t sure what was happening, why did I need to get out of the car? She grabbed my hand and proceeded to walk me inside, very matter of factly. What? What was going on? We were walking very fast, and it appeared that she was marching. We walked inside and she asked for a manager. “OH NO!” I thought to myself. The manager came over and she gave me a look and it didn’t take a genius to know what she wanted me to do. I took the perfume from my mom’s hand and I gave it to the manager, and then I looked down at the floor in shame. I was reminded by my mother that I was forgetting something, an apology to the manager. I did apologize and he gave me a look I’ll never forget, that dreaded look of utter disappointment, the same as my mother had given me. I felt so ashamed and my heart continued to beat faster and faster as he spoke to me, “I could call the police and have you arrested”. “Blah, blah, blah...” was how the rest of the conversation went. I could only concentrate on the “I could call the police and have you arrested”, that’s it. I was completely and utterly afraid. I was 12 years old, would they really arrest me? I had all of these thoughts going through my mind and my mother looked at me and said, “I’m so disappointed, and you should be ashamed.” Oh, I was definitely ashamed AND mortified! It was never mentioned again after that. But it left a huge impact on me, one I’ll never forget. Fast forward to 2013,

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