221. Crocodile tears

Crying sometimes is in human nature. We are not robots that our emotions can shut down when we wish to do this. Simply, river of tears will flow if something happens to shake our nerves.
In other hands, tears are kind of manipulative weapon. It will test how soft are people connected with us. 

Lana realized a long time ago how to get what she wanted. It was difficult exam and she was third time in front of professor, confused because she did not have a clue. He said that she fails again, and then she started to cry. 

- Please, let me pass. My best friend died this weekend, from consequences of car accident. I couldn't focus.

Her professor was in unpleasant situation. This girl for sure lies. If he will trust to her, she will made fool of him and other students will use the same pattern. But if he deny her request, he will be cruel monster. He decided to give her few more questions. Lana was blushing and crying and finally he could not watch her. She passed this exam with a help of tears.

Indeed, how to react if someone start to cry in front of us? We can give hug and comfort. Say that everything will be alright even this is not true. Make this person smile if that is possible. Or simply pretend that we don't see what is happening.

Tears are worse that anger. When person is angry, we have equal opponent. That man is aggressive so you can slap him or show him that you are not afraid. When person is sad she shows weakness. You can feel that you are cruel, without mercy. How to hit opponent who is on the floor? You can feel guilty.

Guy is leaving his girlfriend, he can't stand her tears. She can't handle breakup. If he saw she is crying, maybe he will change his mind. That will be crocodile tears because she manipulated him. 

Tears could be tool of promotion in publicity. Make yourself a victim. Audience will have compassion. Everybody in Croatia felt sorry when Croatian  singer Vlatka Pokos has divorced from her husband Josip Radeljak , indeed he throw her from his flat, and she cried in TV broadcast. It is easier to believe that tears are real, than to check this background.

There is saying that crocodile has tears when he swallows his victim. That is symbol for people who cry not because they are sad, they cry with purpose. They are more cruel than those who had no understanding for other's tears.
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