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P.T. Barnum

Today’s Daily Post prompt, fraud. is the first one this month to which I am balking in response.

Maybe it is because my world is laden with fraud. Where would I start? With the people in my life who are not what they appear to be?  Fraudulent sobs.   Then there are my own insecurities that whisper to me “Don’t let anyone see who YOU really are. You’re the real fraud.”  Then, I can’t help but think about our leaders who swore to uphold and defend the constitution and who most definitely are not.  They are the epitome of all frauds.

I could write for days on all of these — but it is too discouraging to do so.

As I was pondering the acts of fraud I have experienced or witnessed, I was not surprised when this sentence by legendary hoaxer P.T. Barnum popped into my mind: “There’s a sucker born every minute.”

Aha! Now there’s a person who knew about fraud. He would be a interesting person to study and write on.

However, when I googled this famous quote of his, I found this on Wikipedia:

“‘There’s a sucker born every minute”” is a phrase closely associated with P. T. Barnum, an American showman of the mid-19th century, although there is no evidence that he said it.”

Ironic, isn’t it?

2 thoughts on “Sucker!

  1. love it. that was so perfectly connected.

  2. Where to start is the thing, isn’t it! I think I’m the biggest fraud in my own circle of people. I try so very hard to be “okay.” How are you doing today? Oh…I just fine. It comes out so quickly I’m often afraid of saying anything different. Take Care!!!

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