He said, She said!

United States
June 19, 2007 10:46pm CST
A gentlemen was waiting in the parking lot to park his car. While he is sitting there a cart comes flying in to his vehicle. Causing a dent and some scratches in the paint. A lady comes running after the cart. She couldn't believe the damaged that the cart had made. She explains to the gentlemen that an employee was helping her to bring her large item to her car and the employee must have just let the cart go. They decide to go inside the store to speak to a manager. The manager decides to have each customer write out a statement to explain what happened. He told the two customer that he would have to investigate the accident and he would get back to him. He sends a letter to the gentlemen explaining that the store wasn't liable for the accident. Apparently the lady had lied to the other customer. On the video tape it clearly showed that the lady walked out of the store carrying a slice of pizza in one hand and pulling her cart with the other. There was no employee helping her like she said. If there hadn't been a video tape to prove that the lady was lying about some of the facts of the accident the store would have been liable for the damages to the vehicle. The point of my story was to ask this question. Do you just take someone for their word? If someone told you something wasn't their fault would you believe them just because they said so? And if not what kind of proof would you need to believe what they say to you?
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@CopyPaper (229)
• Philippines
26 Jun 07
Sometimes, I also believe them when someone told me that he says so. But there are times that out-of-anger, we can't just control and would digged up what really happened. It's really nice for the gentlemen for what he did. I'll try to use this tip next time.
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• United States
27 Jun 07
Its nice when there is a video camera taping everything so that the facts can come out. I never really thought about the cameras before. Thanks.
@devilsangel (1817)
• United States
26 Jun 07
It just depends on the situation I think for me. If I know the person and something happens and they say it wasn't their fault, depending on what type of person they are I may or may not believe them. If it happens in an open area with people around I tend to ask everyone who could have saw what happend to tell me what they saw. Basicly I want to make sure the information I am being given is true. I would love to take someone at their word but if I don't know them or don't trust them then thats hard for me to do.
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• United States
27 Jun 07
What you say actually makes sense to me. Its better to be cautious when we don't really know someone. Thanks
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@miamilady (4924)
• United States
26 Jun 07
I tend to take people at their word, but with the underlying knowledge that it is possible they are lying. Does that make sense? I won't automatically assume they are lying, but I just know how common it is for people to lie. I don't think I would be looking for any proof. I would just act as if they were telling the truth and proceed accordingly. If somehow I knew that they were lying. Then I would act accordingly in that situation too. In order for me to know, though, I would have to have seen something with my own eyes to contradict their word.
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• United States
26 Jun 07
What you said made perfect sense to me. You take them at their word but you do so knowing that their is a chance that they are lying to you. You them the benefit of doubt. Thanks.
• United States
26 Jun 07
I have been lied to so many times by so many different people that it is hard for me to believe a person is really telling the truth. I would need an eye witness to the fact before I would believe it....somewhat.
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• United States
26 Jun 07
I can understand what your saying about so many people lying to you so many times. Thanks.
@KissThis (3006)
• United States
21 Jun 07
I try to believe what my friends and family tell me about things. No, I don't always believe what I am being told. I also don't believe the "proof" that someone has that shows another person is lying. There are ways for people to change things to make it look like they are the ones who were wronged by the other person. I try not to get involved in he said, she said situations. If it doesn't in some way directly involve me I stay out of it as much as possible.
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