Do not dissemble. Do not make statements that are not so. Do you think you create harmony when you tell a sales clerk you will come back later when it is the case that you have no intention of coming back later? What makes you think that by slurring over the truth that you are being kind, or do you perhaps think you are being clever?
You do not have to come back later. You are not obligated. How much kinder you would be to say you are going to keep looking. It doesn't take more words. Did you think it was nicer of you to say you would come back? What were you thinking? Untruth is untruth. Give truth to another and do not kid yourself.
The salesperson has had enough experience to know that you are not going to come back. And so you make the sales clerk be false with her smile and bobbing her head.
You are being like the man who tells the woman, "I'll call you," when he is not interested.… Read the rest