SauteePan- I hate when that happens. I think that another example of lip service is when parents tell their children to behave in a certain way, yet the parents behave entirely differently in private.
For example, a parent might tell a child not to gossip about anyone because it is hurtful to the person you are talking about.
But then, the parent turns around and starts gossiping with a friend on the phone. This hypocritical behavior is another form of lip service.
When a child sees this they are less likely to listen to the parent. These actions discredit the parent’s message of not gossiping.