We all tell lies. Be it big or small, with good reason or simply out of anger, frustration or laziness, the lies that we say may come on a daily basis be it specifically to a certain person, or to the acquaintances and friends we meet daily.
We can’t deny this habit of ours. And among the lies that we say here is a compiled list of the top 10 lies we all say.
1. Be there in 5 minutes.
The “there” in “Be there in 5 minutes” may refer to the bathroom to many people. As a safe rule it’s best to either double the number that he/she gives or buy a good snack to wait for your friend. Though cases such as these are greatly reduced when it comes to talking with your boss or employers, your friends sadly will be the recipients of this lies.
2. I’m fine.
My girlfriend just cheated on me. My friend calls and asks if I’m ok. I say “I’m Fine.”
Honestly , I find the question that usually preceded these very stupid. Of course I’m not fine. Why would I be fine? But why do we still say this? I have no idea.
3. I have read and agree to the terms and condition.
Though this isn’t a lie that we say, it’s a pretty common lie considering all the websites, programs, applications and contracts that ask this question. Was there a time that you actually DID read ALL of it? A proper revision to this statement should be “I don’t really care but I’ll just say Yes to anything.
4. Yes. I’m over 18
Need I explain? Guys, come on. Just admit it.
5. You look great!
A necessary lie that men say to save time and avoid a possible conflict. We also say this to our friends in fear that we might hurt their feelings. That is why I never ask someone how I look unless I already expect them to tell me honestly since he/she has little respect for me.
6. I’m sick.
Be it on school or at work, this has been a lie that we have told our teachers, parents and employers at least once in our life. We also say this to avoid meeting up with friends who we honestly don’t want to see right now because you would rather finish watching HIMYM series.
7. We should hang out some time.
Translation: Hey, good to see you. But I don’t want to waste any more time so I’ll be leaving.
Of course we say the first one because it’s a more adequate thing to say to end the conversation and be able to say goodbye without hurting his/her feelings. It’s also a form of courtesy that we all go by when meeting with old friends.
8. I’m Busy.
With this video game I’m playing. Or this movie that I am watching. Or with this TV series that I just got. Or to say it simply, I’d rather not do that with you. This little phrase is one common excuse that isn’t necessarily a lie. Whether our busyness is a reality or a lie, this is a safe answer that we all give.
9. No. I don’t like him/her.
Could actually mean Oh YES! I liked him/her since the moment I saw him/her. Of course we all would rather deny that we like a certain girl/guy unless we ourselves are hot in our own like and confident in getting a shot with him/her. But if you’re just like me, lie.
A very irritating lie that many will say. Usually caused by forgetfulness or laziness. Usually backed up with deleting the message sent, this lie remains a pretty safe answer as it could always be true.