LPT: If you ever need to lie, try to be as vague as possible and dont include any details. The more specific you are the harder it is to talk your way out later on

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A better strategy is to base your lie on a truth and state the lie halfway through a conversation as an aside. If you’re vague and it’s the main area of discussion, people might want more information and then you’re fucked.


Also people tend not to be specific when they tell the truth. They don’t over-explain. There are advanced tricks but this is the baseline.


Rule #1, never answer a question you weren’t asked. Especially if you’re talking to the cops!


A good lie is based in truth. That way, it’s easier for you to remember and can easily be verified. A terrible liar is one who is entirely unbelievable, no matter how minor the lie is.