Posts Tagged ‘Deception’

PostHeaderIcon THE GREAT PRETENDERS

By Vernalee
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When people wear behavioral disguises; it is difficult to recognize them or determine what’s real and what’s fake.
Once the masquerade is over and the mask comes off, the illumination of the real person shines with glaring brilliance.
You then see who they really are!
They are those people who “talk out of both sides of their mouth.”
How pretentious of them!
Deception is their middle name.
They walk in and out of our lives effortlessly, often times because we can’t discern their ever changing and spontaneous behavior.
Man, are they smooth operators!
They can definitely rise to the occasion. Their chameleonic effects often leave you speechless. Their theatrics could fool the best. They are just that good; exceptionally convincing!
They get better with age.
But as the days go by, so does the revelation of who they are!
It never fails; time always tells! Eventually, their true behavioral traits rip through the seams.
When those embryonic stems become adult roots, the accompanying conduct follows; it becomes very telling!
Wow!
The person that you thought was a sheep is really a wolf!

That pearly white sheep skin is really the character of the big bad wolf!
Though the discovery of the wolf in sheep’s clothing may be an excruciating experience, don’t be dismayed!
Instead be thankful that you found out in time before you were torn to smithereens!
Baa, baa, black sheep!
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PostHeaderIcon STOP THINKING THAT ONE GOOD TURN DESERVES ANOTHER

By Vernalee
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Let me tell you the story about the snake and his new found friend.
You probably have heard it in some form or fashion.
A man picked up an injured snake that was lying across the road. The man bandaged and nursed the snake back to good health. They lived harmoniously together for a spell. Then, one day out of the blue, the snake bit the man.
Devastated, the man emotionally said, “I picked you up, nursed you back to health, fed and clothed you, and you bit me.
Is this the thanks that I get?”
The snake answered and said, “You knew that I was a snake when you picked me up!”
Yes, that’s right; the snake talked; his actions spoke loud and clear for him! Wake up people!
Stop thinking that you can change people. They can only change themselves. Don’t assume that one good turn deserves another! Just because you treat people right, it doesn’t mean that they will reciprocate.
Some folks will turn on you, no matter what you do or have done for them!
Things are not always what they seem. Be wise; watch your back. Need I add, watch your front and sides too!
Beware of the snakes. They are everywhere…
Metaphorically, they walk; they talk; they even sit … often times next to you.
Occasionally, they are hard to detect. Disguises are one of their major forms of deception.
Remember, it was the serpent that deceived Eve and filled her head with a lot of garbage that lead to her and Adam’s demise.
In addition to their convincing deception, they can be poisonous.
Stay on the lookout!
You don’t want to he bitten by your so called snake of a friend! Wowser!
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PostHeaderIcon C’mon, “You knew that I was a snake, when you picked me up!”

By Vernalee
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Let me tell you the story about the snake and his new found friend. You probably have heard it in some form or fashion. A man picked up an injured snake that was lying across the road. The man bandaged and nursed the snake back to good health. They lived harmoniously together for a spell. Then, one day out of the blue, the snake bit the man. Devastated, the man emotionally said, “I picked you up, nursed you back to health, and you bit me. Is this the thanks that I get?” The snake answered and said, “You knew that I was a snake when you picked me up!” Yes, that’s right; the snake talked; his actions spoke loud and clear for him! Wake up people! Stop thinking that you can change people. They can only change themselves. Don’t assume that one good turn deserves another! Just because you treat people right, it doesn’t mean that they will reciprocate. Some folks will turn on you, no matter what you do or have done for them! Things are not always what they seem. Be wise; watch your back. Need I add, watch your front and sides too! Beware of the snakes. They are everywhere… They crawl and are slimy creatures. Snakes in the grass may be hard to detect. Sometimes, metaphorically speaking, they appear in human form; if you know what I mean. Remember, it was the serpent that deceived Eve and filled her head with a lot of garbage that lead to her and Adam’s demise. Many snakes are poisonous. I wonder how long the man lived after he was bitten by his snake of a friend! Wowser!
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PostHeaderIcon The Backstabbers … They smile in your face!

By Vernalee
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The O’Jays had a song in 1972 called the “Backstabbers.” Their song referred to romantic backstabbers. The O’Jays called them “low down and dirty” and harmonized that “smiling faces sometimes tell lies.” Oh yes, I’ll drink to that! Leaving the romance frontier, needless to say, there are tons of office backstabbers who sit next to you in their cubicles and offices. Let’s call them your office roommates. They converse with you daily (skinning and grinning). Socialization is their thing! Unbeknownst to you, they are plotting your demise. If there is a promotion for grabs, their “Mack truck” maneuvers will run over you. Attempts to destroy your reputation is not far behind. Please don’t leave opened containers of food in the cafeteria if you want to live to speak about the taste. They are treacherous; you know! In a clandestine fashion, backstabbers carry their knives behind their backs aiming at yours. Your self defense is limited when you cannot see your attacker. That is why the “back” is a perfect area to attack. Clever, cowardly, sneaky maneuvers, I’ll say! Although there is no frontal view of the weaponry, your “frenemies” aim to destroy you with calculated stabs. Unfortunately, many who have fallen at the hand of the backstabber didn’t see the dagger until they were hit, because the attacker has a glowing 100 kilowatt smile from ear to ear before the tragic blow. The vicious backstabbers will not only stab you, but turn the knife if given the opportunity. Of course, annihilation is their goal. Don’t feel bad, the best of us have been fooled by those smiley faces. Learn from experiences and don’t get stabbed twice! Self preservation is the first law of nature. Outsmarting the attacker should be your “Thriller in Manilla” goal! Learn the “rope a dope” techniques and psyche them out. Watch videotapes of fights from the greatest, Muhammad Ali!
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PostHeaderIcon Seeing what’s not there!

By Vernalee
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There is an old saying that says, “Your eyes may be playing tricks on you.” So can people! Their presence can be exaggerated. Sometimes, you see things in them that aren’t there. It’s not that they are incredibly terrific or that their effects are spell bounding. Like a brain game, it’s easy to see a crooked line and regard it as straight when you see it frequently. It’s also easy to overlook a true photographic view when your kindness safeguards your revelations of realism. We sometimes see what’s in our minds, not what our camera flicking eyes project. We can easily look over or through defects. No worries! Eventually, your pupils will adjust to the light and the prisms of reality. It is then that you will see what’s actually there and upon doing so the sight thereof forces you to orchestrate your escape. When you pick up and leave the aura of deception, guess who pulled the rabbit out of the hat? You! And the band played on!
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