"I don't know why we are here, but I'm pretty sure that it is not in order to enjoy ourselves." Ludwig Wittgenstein

Monday, November 23, 2009

A Too-Easy Lie

“What are you guys doing way out here, on foot? You must be a couple of cattle thieves or something?” Richard joked, hoping to break the initial awkward silence that surrounded his two new passengers.

“Oh, my husband’s car broke down while we were driving out along Mulholland toward the beach, and we decided to walk as far as we could, towards ‘civilization,’” Jackie readily lied to Richard, who was slowly easing the Town Car back on to the road.

Buck couldn’t help smiling, just a little hook of a smile, as he noted to himself how easily Jackie concocted a story to explain to their limo-driving good Samaritan their improbable stroll along the Mulholland highway.

“Thanks a lot for picking us up. I don’t know what we would have done if you hadn’t? ”

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