Harry Potter Moment of the Week is an amazing weekly blog event hosted by Uncorked Thoughts. I’m thoroughly stoked to have come across her blog and this feature, because if there’s one thing I could talk about on a weekly basis (try all the time), it would be Harry Potter.
This week’s Harry Potter MoTW: Could you ever be a spy like Snape?
Absolutely, completely definitely not.
Firstly and foremostly because I am a terrible liar. Really, really bad. I can’t even call in fake-sick to work, I feel so guilty about lying. Apparantly it shows all over my face when I’m telling a fib, and I’m terrible at thinking on my feet to work around a lie. I’d be asked a related question and would crumble like a stale biscuit.
It’s a personality trait (I refuse to call it a flaw because I don’t think the ability to lie successfully is something I aspire to) that I’m perfectly happy with. Lying is a skill I have no desire or intention to perfect. If for any reason I don’t want to be honest or talk about something, I’m much more likely to divert the conversation or distract completely to a meanial topic.
So if I was Snape, I think I’d have been caught out in the double-double-cross a long time ago. I don’t think ol’ Voldy would have been suckered into talking about the weather or the latest episode of Game of Thrones instead every time he brought up my espionage. Then I’d have been unfortunately brutally murdered, the whole story would have been ruined and the world would be doomed to a life of muggle enslavement.
Probably best to let Snape keep the job, eh?