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I Don’t Know

Three words that can be annoying, “I don’t know.”  Teens say it frequently when they really do know and just don’t wish to answer.  It is such a common phrase that individuals of all ages believe by saying it they can get off the hook from whatever is  they are being asked of them.  In “Leave it to Beaver” the phrase is almost in every episode.  Whenever the Beave is asked a question his automatic first response is, “I don’t know.”  He really does know and decides it is better and easier to say that instead.  There is an episode where the Beave drilled two holes in his father’s garage.  When asked about it he gave the standard reply.  However, since Wally was with the father, Ward knew it was the Beave.  Ward, of course, was furious and eventually the Beaver had to admit it.  This, of course, led to the Beave running away.  Ward did not go after him or try to stop him.  The mother, June, was furious and took the car and found him.  For the Beave it would have just been easier if he had answered and admitted his guilt.  This often occurs in the workplace.  You may ask a co-worker a question and they give the automatic response.  It is not only immature but extremely unprofessional.  The workmate may not want the supervisor, manager or boss to know what he has been up to.  This is also applicable in marriage.  One person may not wish the other to know where they have been, what they did or how much money they spent.  My late father-in-law loved the track and betting.  He would often claim to be somewhere else when in reality he was making bets.  He, of course, usually lost and ended up with short term loans at HFC and other companies.  He always paid them back but making excuses, saying “I don’t know” was simply much easier. Do you know anyone who continually says, “I don’t know?” The Good Gus Series is available online at Kindle, Nook and Waterstones. Hard copies, personally autographed, are available through our website along with past blogs for your reading enjoyment. Now available audio and videos for the Good Gus series on YouTube! Digitizing for all the books are available now on YouTube! “Misplaced Trust” is now available on Amazon in e-book form. It is also available digitally at If you are thinking of a Will or a Living Trust, “Misplaced Trust” will give you the information you need to make an informed decision.

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