Women may label men liars, cheaters and dogs, but the truth is–everyone lies for a bevy of reasons. Whether it’s to get what we want, protect someone’s feelings or cover up a mistake, faking the funk is hardly a rarity. From life-altering secrets to little white fibs, here are the most common lies we tell.
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1. “I’m on my way.”
People never leave when they say they do. They’re usually still getting dressed.
When you’re old you want people to think you’re younger and vice versa.
No one wants to admit to being a Mickey D’s clerk, so you lie and say you’re a writer or a musician—it’s the easy way out.
4. Relationship status
Sometimes a happy relationship is more appealing than singledom.
5. Fake Merchandise
Fucci, Wendi, and Trada. A lot of people can’t afford it, so they’d rather fake the funk.
6. Lying about liking your friends’ outfit
It’s phony, but we’ve all done it.
Nobody wants to be the broke friend, so you lie about what’s in your bank account.
8. Sexual partners
This is probably one of the most pathetic things someone can lie about.
9. “I’m not drunk.”
Being the light weight means you can’t handle your liquor; making you a liability to your team. People usually don’t like being the party pooper.
10. “This is my real hair.”
Be proud of what you have to offer, whether it be natural or synthetic.
11. “Nothing’s wrong–I’m fine.”
When you say “nothing’s wrong,” you really mean everything’s wrong.
12. “I’m going to call you back.”
Translation: “I’m tired of talking to you, so I’m going to hang up now because you are boring me.”
13. Ethnic background
I’ve never seen an Irish- Jamaican-Korean-Polish-Dominican, but apparently there are a lot of them. People always try to seem more exotic and ethnically ambiguous than they are.
14. Calling out sick
People will find any excuse to call out of work, but the most common excuse is that they are sick.
15. “I Love You”
People have dragged this phrase into the dirt. It’s not even special anymore.
16. “I’m not hungry.”
Then why are you asking to taste my food? Just get your own.
17. “I love my job.”
Oh, please. Unless you are a magician or a professional shopper—it’s not believable.
18. “You dont have to get me a gift.”
Translation: I want everything. It better be the best gift I’ve ever gotten.
19. “I’ll be right back.”
Most likely, you won’t see them anytime soon.
20. “I Promise”
Don’t get your hopes up.