THE MAN WHO NEVER LIED

There was once a man who never lied. One day the king called the man to his palace stables. Gathered was a hunting party, and the king stood with one foot in his stirrup and told the man to inform the queen that he would be going hunting and would return in time for supper the next day. The man bowed, went to the queen, and told her that the king may or may not be going hunting and may or may not return. The queen snapped at him to tell her truly, but the man only said that the king had placed one foot in his stirrup, and that he did not know anything further. The king returned the next day well after supper and triumphantly told the queen that the man had lied to her. But the queen informed him that he had not, for the man had only told her what he had seen with his own two eyes.

QUESTION:

Tell us about a time that you had a misunderstanding because of information passed through the grapevine. How did you handle it?

 

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