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Things People Lie About All the Time

List Criteria: Thumbs up if you can remember telling that lie in the past 6 months. White lies only. Nothing crazy like, "I killed someone and lied about it." Seek help if you are lying about that.

Lies we tell each other: white lies, red lies, black lies... but mostly just the first category. These are the most common lies we tell on a daily basis. Why lie, you ask? We do it to save face, to smooth out social situations, to make people feel better, to make our lives more comfortable. This list is full of (mostly) harmless lies that we have become so accustomed to saying that we may not even notice them. 

What do people lie about? Some of these lies are pretty common: "How are you?" "Fine, you?" works as shorthand to keep our society on track. (Can you imagine explaining your latest relationship woes to the store clerk and then your barista and then all your co-workers and then your mother? It'd be exhausting.) Some of the lies on this list are a little more serious. Like claiming that you love a book you haven't read or a movie you haven't seen. That's just weird. Maybe you should stop doing that. But the reason those things are on this list of common white lies is because people do tell them all the time. 

So here is your chance to be honest. What do you lie about? Which of these little white lies have you heard coming out of your mouth? If you think of more common lies we tell that aren't on this list, by all means, add them.
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    the people's #1 & most listed I'm Fine. // I could be any number of these things: angry, disappointed, sad, tired...or maybe I'm fine. But you'll never know. 

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    I'm 5 Minutes Away // I haven't left yet. 

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    Let's Keep in Touch. // this is something that people say. So I'm saying it. 

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    I Totally Forgot to Do That Thing You Asked Me to Do. // I did not expect to get called out about this. 

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    added by RedCXP I'm Busy that day. // Busy watching TV.

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks "I've Been Swamped Lately." // I haven't made time for you. 

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    My Phone Died. // I'm screening your calls. 

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    I Love It! // if I keep saying that maybe you won't notice I'm lying. 

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    Oh Yeah! That Makes Sense! // I feel stupid. Please continue and stop trying to explain. 

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    ranked low on reranks & added by gamedemon24 Yeah, I'm Listening. // to the 80's pop song that's stuck in my head.

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    There Was Really Bad Traffic. // I didn't leave my house on time and am going to use traffic to cover my tracks. 

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    It's Really Good to See You. // I am polite in social situations. 

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    Oh Yea, I Remember You. // nope. 

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    It Wasn't Me. [slowly. back. away.]

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    added by datrlykewlfreekinguymandood I Gotta Go //Far away from you.

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    I Have Soooo Much Homework // I have a lot of "Toddlers and Tiaras" episodes to catch up on tonight. 

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    Oh, You Gained Weight? I Can't Tell. // Don't make this awkward for the both of us. 

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    I Wasn't Checking Him/Her Out! // I did not mean for you to see me. 

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    ranked low on reranks That Was Funny. // If it was actually funny, I'd be laughing. Not verbally telling you it was funny. 

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    I Thought I Responded to Your Email! // I did not expect you to ask about that.  

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    This Is Delicious! // what'd you say this is again?

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    That Was My Last Piece of Gum. // not sharing. 

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    I Think There Is Something Wrong With My Phone. // There is nothing wrong with my phone. 

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    I Called You Back! // totally forgot to call you back. Maybe you'll think your phone is broken?

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    You Look Great in That Outfit! // You look okay, at best. 

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    Size Doesn't Matter! // Except kind of. Kind of it does. 

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    added by CooperLee Just Kidding I Can Say Anything I Feel Like Saying and Not Get In Trouble

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    We're Just Friends. // that make out sometimes. And other stuff. Sometimes. 

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    No Officer, I Do Not Know Why You Pulled Me Over. // I'm not going to give you any fodder here. 

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    I Weigh ___ Lbs. // I conveniently haven't weighed myself since high school. 

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    added by CooperLee It's Not You, It's Me. It's You.

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks I Am _____ Years Old. // 21, 29, 35 whuteva. 

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    added by laerkeslove Oh, It Was You? I Didn't Even See You There... ...or heard it when you screamed hello.. *ignore*

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    ranked low on reranks & added by NateinMpls I'm Happy to Help You // this is the worst.

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks I'm More Than Qualified for This Position // According to my padded resume, at least. 

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    added by ejlinehan I Love My Job! // I hate my job.

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    added by HollyMiller This Was the First Time It Happened......

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    ranked low on reranks & added by DawnGiordano I Will Call You Later // or you know, never.

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    added by LudyGibson Would love to have you come to stay for the weekend, but we've already made plans. // ...to catch up on "House of Cards."

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    I've Only Slept with __ People. // I'm either vastly lowballing you or inflating this number. 

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    I Love That Movie! // Never saw it.

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    ranked high on reranks I Love That Book! // Never read it. Damnit. Note to self: read that book sometime. 

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    added by muzziac Don't worry, it's okay. it's not okay and you should feel awful

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    ranked high on reranks I Speak 2 Languages // Do. Not. Call me out on this.

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    I Love That Band, but I Mostly Know Their Early Stuff. // Hopefully this will stop you from prying any further. 

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    That New Pop Song is Sooo Bad. // There is no way you heard me singing along to that song in my car earlier, right?

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    added by jets2008 I'll Pull Out // oops.

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    I Had Like 20 Shots Last Night. // Okay like 5, but I stopped counting. 

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    I Quit Smoking. // In public view. I quit smoking in public view. 

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    I Make (Insert Inflated Number Here) a Year. // there's very little chance you'll find out, so I'll just stretch this one. 

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