Doing To Be Honest the Right Way

Using the phrase – to be honest – implies that you are a liar.

Catch this and let me know what you think. In the course of a recent conversation with a business owner I made the statement – “to be honest,” and before I could get anymore out of my mouth – he stopped me. He went on to suggest that by saying – to be honest- implied that I had the propensity to be dishonest.

I sat there stunned and thinking to myself – right (read: sarcastic self-talk). Great admonishment I thought. And despite my best effort to contain my verbal prowess, I said, “to be perfectly honest (which likely further implied my propensity to let the zingers fly), I disagree.” Yikes. Likely not the best line in that moment. At least not for making a new friend in the business world. In the same respect – to be interrupted and advised on a figure of speech that is as common place as “I” seemed completely misplaced.

What do you think? Heavy implications in the way of – window into the character of a person? Or, a little far-reaching?

Your to be honest (aka: I don’t really know but here is what I think) multifamily maniac,


Author: Mike Brewer

Out to put a dent in the multifamily universe. Love compelling conversation...