In my last post, I hinted at the fact that I find it hard to believe shady stories.
Whenever those Primetime-Dateline-20/20 type shows feature a wife who has gone missing and an attractive husband who has recently taken up body building and spending time at tanning salons and who tearfully announces that he has absolutely no clue whatsoever as to the whereabouts of his dearly beloved, and if anyone out there is holding her hostage, please release her unharmed because, (voice breaking) sniff... dramatic pause... I need her, do you know what my instinctive first thought is?
And then I gather the all the compassion I can muster and do you know what my next thought is?
He SO did it! Look at that tan and those hair plugs! That is exactly the type of man who would do something sinister and then fake being a total wreck about the mysterious disappearance of his darling bride.
That's why when the story first broke about the missing South Carolina governor needing some time away to clear his mind and hike an Appalachian trail, I was all, "Riiiiight. Hiking to clear his mind. Mmmhmmmm... I'm thinking that's code for 'stealing away with his mistress on a private island.'"
And sure enough, what should be revealed today?
What?! What's that, Governor? You have been unfaithful to your wife?
Why, I never suspected a thing AT ALL what with that totally believable story about the hiking and the nature and never mind that it was Father's Day and your wife and 4 young sons had no knowledge of your whereabouts.
Because I get Argentina and Appalachia mixed up all the time, myself, and who can keep up with whenever Father's Day rolls around? I mean, it's not like it's heavily publicized by Hallmark or Bass Pro Shops or anything. Who can blame you for the mix up?
And by the way, I TOTALLY believe those tears were real and all that talk about being sorry completely made up for the times you called your mistress your "dear, dear friend".
So, in summary, I'm a skeptic.
If you have a seemingly unbelievable story... I prolly don't believe it.
(And speaking of unbelievable, did you read about this blogger who scammed her readers into believing she was expecting a baby with a severe birth defect? She apologized and pinky swore she didn't profit from her scam, but guess what. I DON'T BELIEVE IT!)
How about you? How easy do you find it to believe outlandish stories?