There are sins of omission and comission, is the same true for lies? There are outright lies that we give as answers, there are lies that are non-verbal answers, but what about if no one is asking a question?
When I was 20 years old a close girlfriend and I spent a weekend in St. George, Utah. We did some hiking in the beautiful red rock hills and ate at a couple of great cafes. It was during this trip I discovered just how much I don't like Greek food which really bummed me out since it's always been a dream of mine to travel to Greece!
It was during our spanikopita that I said to my friend, "I'm bored… let's go to Vegas!" And so we did! Never mind that it was already 11:00 p.m., we were young and ready to have fun! We each got a roll of quarters and pledged to only use that money to gamble in the slot machines. We still had the rest of our trip and ride home to pay for! I found I was able to make my roll last longer by playing some nickle and dime machines. In fact, it was on a dime machine at the Nugget where I won $20 bucks! That paid for our dinner at the Planet Hollywood in Caesar's Palace, which was basically an appetizer pizza and sodas. Even back in 1995 $20 didn't go far!
The memories of that trip are some of the best I have of that time in my life, but the question remains: Yes, I was underage so I shouldn't have been gambling. But was it a lie? Nobody ever asked my age, no one asked for identification, and I didn't offer any personal information about myself to anyone.
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