Moral dilemma of the day. I received a call from an agent that I know works with investors, early this morning. He invited me to breakfast. This was out of the blue and very unexpected. First thought I had was that he was recruiting for the next best multilevel marketing program to hit the World. Guaranteed to make me a millionaire faster than all the others. So, I asked "is this Amway?" He said no way this was a meeting about learning how to work with investments. Well since we are out of bacon at home I decided that I would accept his invitation. I arrived late to the breakfast meeting and asked about the real estate meeting. The hostess hiccuped and pointed me to a meeting room that had large banners with the words Dream Vacations in 12 inch letters. I l looked through the window in the wall and spotted the agent that invited me. I knew right away that I had been misled.
Here is where my moral dilemma comes in. I told the agent that I had just learned of a real estate emergency and I had to leave immediately. Since then I have tried to rationalize that it is OK for me to lie to him since he lied to me. It's not working.
This is where your I ask for your input. Do I call him and tell him I lied? I don't anticipate an ongoing relationship with this guy. I don't feel good about not addressing this. But how do you tell someone that you lied because they lied?