New day it is and with it come a lot of new things but come what may some things can never be changed like my intense dislike for being thrown of a bus, watching TV on low volume, getting pooped on by birds… you get the picture. And somewhere among that list is listening to people lie to my face, exaggerating every little detail to the pinnacle of their imagination. And the worst part is, these people never let go, they sure know how to hold on to an audience despite us not being interested. I am sure all you have come across such a situation where your only reaction is..
So I came up with 5 tips that may work for you(NOTE: Some liars are just too good to be avoided)
Play along, It is so much fun giving the liar the satisfaction that they have succeeded.
Eg: Liar: I met the Queen yesterday, she said she’d loved to have me as her son.
You: Really?! Oh my God! Wow! You’re so wonderful.
This one is best explained with an example between two social outcasts.
Eg: Outcast 1: I got laid yesterday!!
Outcast 2: I had a threesome (H)
Make excuses, this puts the Liar off of his mojo
Eg: Liar: (Since I’m out of lies, pretend there’s a good one here)
You: You know your narrative could be a whole lot better, The way you put things you could make Harry Potter sound boring.
That is surely to get you out of a sticky situation.
Relate the story to a reality TV show
All you have to do is say, “The same thing happened on Paris Hilton’s BFF last week. Could it be a coincidence?”
Saying that is sure to make any liar uncomfortable. Be sure to relate it to some show the liar does not watch or it may get a little uncomfortable for you.
If all else fails, fake a heart attack. It seemed to work for the guy in this story.
If all of this fails you’re dealing with a legend and only God can help you.
Until next time