Should I lie or not?

Should I lie or not?

Siya: Aunty,where’s Prachi? She hasn’t come to pick me up. Aunty:She’s gone out with her cousin.She’ll be late

Should I lie or not?

After some time, Prachi- Siya, Siya!!! Siya-You took so long! I’ve been waiting for quite some time.

Should I lie or not?

Prachi: I got late finishing chores for Papa.

Should I lie or not?

That evening, Mummy- What happened dear? Siya: Prachi is the biggest liar.

Should I lie or not?

Siya: She told me that she was doing her father’s work,but madam went to a hotel. I won’t believe her again.

Should I lie or not?

Mum: So you see,when someone lies to us we feel hurt,so when we lie to someone, they are bound to be hurt.

Should I lie or not?

One day, Mum: Siya,the car has to be serviced. Will you drop me at the shop and leave the car at a garage?

Should I lie or not?

Siya: I’ll pick you up at 4:00 pm from here. Saying this, she dropped the car off at the garage.

Should I lie or not?

Siya visited a nearby shopping center for a stroll and lost the track of time.

Should I lie or not?

Siya: Oh no! It’s 5:00 pm already. Mummy must be waiting since an hour.

Should I lie or not?

Siya (thinking): What should I do? I’ll tell her that I got late at the garage.

Should I lie or not?

From a far, Siya saw her mum patiently seated in a corner.

Should I lie or not?

Siya: I was so hurt when Prachi lied.When mum finds out that I am lying, it’ll hurt her too! So I won’t lie.

Should I lie or not?

Siya: Sorry!I’d gone off to loiter around and got late.You had to wait for so long because of me.

Should I lie or not?

Mum looked sternly at Siya. She looked down in shame.Mum took the car keys from her. Mum: Get in the car.

Should I lie or not?

Siya: It doesn’t matter that mum is upset with me.Just the thought of lying felt like such a burden.

Should I lie or not?

Siya: Now why have we come to the shopping center instead of going home?

Should I lie or not?

Mum (winking): To buy you a gift for being honest. Then on reaching home, you’ll be punished for being late.