In a recent article in the New York Times, etiquette expert Letitia Baldridge said of white lies, “I never would have gotten through life without them.” She’s consistent. Twenty years ago, she said, “A white lie is permissible for kindness’ sake.”
Fleetwood Mac agrees, as do I.
“Tell me lies. Tell me sweet little lies.”
The Thompson Twins, who say lies are “gonna get you,” foolishly lump white lies in with big, bad lies. But this is such a good song, I can’t leave it out.
“Lies, lies, lies, yeah.”