We lie about everything especially when we never see the person who why lie to unless we choose to. Personal Ads are the most supportive evidence of disception of discription. Here the author cites examples.
Hey If you are better than average looking why do you look over the personals? How many hits would you get if you told the truth about yourself. For example your last date is not impressed with you because you smell like gasoline when you pick her up. She inquires about the gasoline smell and you tell her it is your new “racing cologne.” When first met after the personal ad ran, she may have read that the interested party made 6 figures and had a summer home in the Hamptons……………………………….. “Half Truths” from the lonely hearts.
Or you may be ignorant enough to tell the truth about your “violin story” aka life story, in a web or newspaper ad like a friend of mine did once.. “I came from a large family, we grew up in the boonies. We ate off of paper plates till I was 18, than we ate off of these chrome look’n things called “hubcaps.” A “buddy ” of mine (No it’snot me) wrote this on a dating site “My first job was really cool. I got to help the law pick up trash along the curbs of major highways with a bunch of other guys. We all got to wear these really cool looking orange jumpsuits. I never could figure out though why the law got to sit in a van with a shot gun and watched us work while he did noth’n. I asked about that and the law told me “Son I got this gun with me cause I have a serious dislike about litterbugs.”
I would reflect on that job experience much later and recall that was the only job where a supervisor told me the truth. Yes” Ugly unemployed male seeks company of knock out kill me blonde.” I am unemployed fat, bald, and smoke. The T.V. talks to me sometimes, and hates it when I flip it off. I burnt my index finger trying to shrink it so I could get it out of my nose. I worked detailing motorcycles once and someone bet me that if I knocked one over the way they were lined up they would fall like dominoes,( Like I would fall for that one) They really did fall like dominoes! I lost the bet and that job. Than some dude tried to choke me with his own pony-tail.” Dating is like a job interview, but better heard than seen if you don’t meet them in person. Hey look there are billionaires in the public domain who hide behind microphones spewing out opinions. Yea maybe there fat, or have issues, or just say what people want to hear, but I would bet if we saw them first who would take them seriously. These folks are like the wizard, From the Great Movie “The Wizard of Oz.” That booming voice of authority was a fat little bald dude spewing out crap.” The Wizard was a fake. Are anyone of us real? If they don’t like ya for what you are, are they worth liking?
There is this saying “The truth shall set you free.” Free of dating, employment, advancement or success in business. Free of income, and no food necessary. Do not be a wizard, get out there with all your problems, tell the truth, ah it is a slippery slope. I want my own column. Support Cleveland G.