"Gullible" Is Not In The Wikipedia
Seriously, it's not.
I realized today that I'm a very gullible person. Which is shocking, because I always perceived myself as more of the sceptical type. Monday I got a text message from an acquaintance asking if I would like to go out for lunch this week. I said yes and asked which day. She replied, "Not Wednesday. My Mom is taking me out to lunch for my birthday." We agreed on Thursday instead. Thursday (today) rolled around. I got another text from her at 8. "Are we still on for lunch?" "Yup. Where at?"
"Let me check how much money I have," she answered. I thought that was a little odd, considering she had known that we were going to have lunch since Monday and that SHE had been the one to suggest it in the first place. Shouldn't she have set some money aside for it? I waited and waited for a response. Finally, she text back. "I'm broke." It was then that it dawned on me. I'd been duped. This "friend", who I would have otherwise not contacted, had gone out of her way to let me know it was her birthday.
Then, after planning a lunch date for the day after, conveniently ran out of money. With so little notice, she would have guessed that I wouldn't have packed a lunch. Geez. I sound like Vizzini. "But you must have known I was not a great fool, you would have counted on it, so I can clearly not choose the wine in front of me." In the end I caved and offered to pay. "Great! It can be my b-day present." She replied without a moment's hesitation. "How about Sonny's?" I'd been thinking more along the lines of Wendy's, but whatever. I figured it was my punishment for being so damn gullible.
So, what traits of yours have been unceremoniously revealed to you?