Wednesday, February 22, 2017

A Misrepresentation of Fact

This is the only one I could find.
Yesterday, I waxed eloquently about the items I retained from the kids' childhood.
I said that I had kept Little Cuter's trolls.
I did not.

Although I could swear that I saw them in a box, with the striped jacket Kathy-The-Babysitter made for one of them, when I went to pack them into a box for FlapJilly today they were not there.

Now, did I lie?
No, because in my heart I truly believed what I was saying.  
Was I truthful?
I thought that I was, but apparently I was not..

Is this an alternative fact?
No, because I know, now, that it is not a fact.
It is a figment of my imagination.

Is it a misrepresentation of fact?
Probably, although that was not my intention.

The difference is that I am acknowledging the error and accepting the opprobrium which is rightly due me for writing that which is not true.  I'm not trying to create a phrase to cover my mistake. 

Please, accept my apology.

1 comment:

  1. We all make mistakes. Owning up to them is always best and I don't think anyone would begrudge your for not remembering correctly. Don't be hard on yourself. You didn't deliberately lie like those that talk about events that never happened.

    Sending hugs!


    Megan xxx

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