A few days ago, Wanderlushed nominated me for an award and asked me an interesting question – To list out two truths and one lie, and have my readers guess which was which.
These were my truths/lies:
- I was once bitten by a monkey
- I am afraid of butterflies
- I fluently speak 4 languages.
I had two replies from my readers ( I dearly wish more had played my guessing game). Both thought “I was bitten by a monkey” was a lie.
And they are right. I was so disappointed at having been so predictable. Whereas in real life I pride myself on being a good liar – you know the white lies we often take shelter under, to get out of awkward situations.
Anyway here’s a deeper dive into my truths and lies:
- I was never bitten by a monkey – But a close friend of mine has been bitten by one. My mum has had a huge monkey jump on to her, kinda like a child hugging its mother. She screamed and the shocked monkey fled. Regrettably, I have never had monkey-related incidents.
- I am afraid of butterflies – Yes I am. I dont mind any other creepy-crawlies. Lizards, cockroaches, beetles, snakes – bring em on. Most people find it funny/unbelievable/stupid. It is so bad that I often don’t utter the word b——-. Look at this conversation I had the other day,
Me: <anxious for some reason I cannot recall> I’ve got that weird feeling. You know how you have that thing in your stomach.
Mystery Man: You mean butterflies?
Me: You DON’T SAY THE WORD OUT ALOUD. <in a Dumbledorish ‘DID YOU PUT YOUR NAME IN THE GOBLET OF FIYAA’ way>
MysteryMan: Oops. They-who-must-not-be-named then?
Also, I found that a fellow blogger Sandra is also afraid of b——-. It’s so rare a fear, that I love it when I find somebody else who has it. Now I know two people who have the fear. Three, if I count Nicole Kidman.
- I speak four languages – True and not a bit interesting.
So there’s the truth. The cat’s out of the bag.
~ Ms. Sassy