The little wooden character, Pinocchio, was introduced to the world in 1883 by Italian storywriter, Carlo Collodi. I heard often about Pinocchio during my childhood and I actually believed that telling a lie would cause one’s nose to grow. However, election season has again confirmed for me that the stories of my childhood were nothing more than cautionary tales told to frighten children and, in the process, shape their behavior.
I have learned over the years that if the noses of tellers of falsehoods grew with each lie, even by the smallest fraction, politicians would need to have carts designed for the purpose of transporting their noses.
I’m really quite fed up with fake smiles, insincere promises, misrepresentations, deceit, outright lies, and unsolicited telephone calls.
Tuesday will come. Tuesday will come. Tuesday WILL come!