Remember the TV game show, The Liar's Club? The most recent version of it taped in the late 70's with Allen Ludden (of Password fame and of Mr. Betty White fame) as the host. Regular panelists included White, Larry Hovis (aka Sgt. Carter of Hogan's Heroes), Peter Marshall (of The Hollywood Squares) and David Letterman.
The game included some ridiculous object that the panelists had to study and then provide goofy explanations for its purpose. The players then wagered on which panelist they thought was telling the truth.
Apparently, Robbie wants to start his own Liar's Club, in the form of a company called The Liar's Office. Truth be told, his vision isn't really all that similar to the game show. I just thought the The Liar's Club made a better introduction because I've been watching a lot of old Hogan's Heroes reruns lately.
Anyhow, here's the story of The Liar's Office:
The other day, Joy and Robbie were working in her office when Robbie came over to show her his latest drawing - a drawing of his "company". He pointed to one area of the drawing and said, "This is for my employees. They have a TV. Do employees have TVs to watch?" Apparently, he is going to be a benevolent leader of his company.
"Sometimes in the break room they do," Joy replied. "What kind of company is this?"
"This is the liar's office," he said with a big grin, proud of his latest accomplishment. Joy, on the other hand, was taken aback.
"What?" she began. "This is a liar's office?"
"Yes, liar's office," he replied undeterred. Joy was still perplexed.
"Hmmm....what kind of office is it? What do they do?" she asked. But Robbie held his ground.
"It's the liar's office."
Joy was convinced that Robbie had seen this idea somewhere, probably on the Internet, and she also knew for a seven-year old he is an amazing speller. As she racked her brain to try to figure out what he meant, it dawned on her.
"Robbie," she began. "Do you spell 'liar' L-A-W-Y-E-R?"
"Yes! That's it!" he responded with glee. "The Liar's Office!"
Joy roared with laughter and then corrected him in how to properly pronounce "lawyer" - though it's hard to say he was far off.
"I guess liar and lawyer can be the same sometimes," she added.
"Yeah," Robbie agreed. He remained unaware of the profoundness of his observation.
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