Krista called us with her OPP. She has a problem with her best friend, Alyssa. She has been cheating on her husband and is asking Krista, who is also married, to cover for her. She doesn’t want to cover for her anymore. Alyssa will tell her husband that she’s going to a movie with Krista when she’s really going out with her guy on the side. Krista has to make up answers to questions like, how was your mani/pedi? Krista feels bad for Alyssa’s husband. She’s uncomfortable lying to him. If she stops being Alyssa’s alibi, she’s afraid that they’ll part ways as friends.
Steve and Slacker agree that Alyssa is being rude by putting Krista in that position. Now Alyssa is simply taking advantage of the situation. Slacker and Steve are all about honesty. Slacker asked the not so fun question to Krista if she was using Slacker and Steve to put it out there by not thinking clearly by realizing that she put this problem out there for the principal players to put 2 and 2 together. Krista sounds a bit devastated. Slacker’s alliance is obviously to Steve, but eventually if he was put in a position similar to Krista’s, he would be like enough is enough. Stop it!
Steve reminds Krista that she has the upper hand on her friend. Whenever her friend gets short or uppity, she can remind Alyssa that she has her secret. Steve can see how, in the beginning, doing it a couple of times and being a great friend. He thinks this is a good thing that it is out in the open. Time for a solution! Steve would hope that he would respect Slacker’s friendship by not ever putting him in a similar position.
Should Krista continue to lie for her friend or ruin their friendship?
I wouldn’t put a friend in that position. Secret’s suck! Typically, lies can become an alternative lifestyle and that is always recipe for disaster. Plus you lose the friend you might have had for a lifetime.
Peace, Love and Good Happiness Stuff! – Ray the Intern