I can be naive for sure. I thought the old man was telling the truth. I thought 72 year old men would be far enough along in life to have any desire to lie compulsively. But it's true. I am not someone who goes around expecting everyone to tell the truth. I think lying has relevance in survival issues. But strategic lying is just a predisposition that is only a part of the whole. And in general I think strategic liars are decent people. modest bridesmaid dresses with sleeves
I like being honest as often as I see fit. The old guy....he lied and then, when caught, ignored or denied the allegation and sometimes introduced a new lie to explain the validity of the original lie. I'm still dizzy. It's a real pain in the ass to deal with that kind of person. A 72 year old compulsive liar. A waste of time. Like spam mail.