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Things People Lie About Most Often

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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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    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 // You'll never hear from me. 

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    Yeah, I'm Listening // I haven't heard a word.

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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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    I Gotta Go

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    I'm Busy that Day // Busy watching TV.

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

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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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    "I've Been Swamped Lately." // I haven't made time for you. 

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    Oh Yeah, I Remember You // I have no idea who this person is.

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    It Wasn't Me

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

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

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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 Will Call You Later // or you know, never.

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

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

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

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

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

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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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    It's Not You, It's Me It's You.

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

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    I Have Soooo Much Homework // I have a lot of "Game of Thrones" episodes to catch up on tonight. 

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

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

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

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    I'm Happy to Help You // this is the worst.

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

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

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

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    I Love My Job! // I hate my job.

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    This Was the First Time It Happened......

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    I'm More Than Qualified for This Position // According to my padded resume, at least. 

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    I Am _____ Years Old. // 21, 29, 35 

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

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    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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    Sorry but I'm Allergic.

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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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    I Love That Movie! // Never saw it.

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    I'll Pull Out // oops.

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    Well I Sure Didn't Vote Him!

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

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

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