In defense of my fibs
Rule 1:"For a lie to serve its purpose, it should not sound like one."
And I lie a lot. A lot here refers more like, every day and could sometimes mean every other sentence. I do not confabulate or have Korsakoff's syndrome. Confabulation is lying and thinking that what was lied actually happened. I am not like that and I strongly believe I do not have (hopefully) any psychological problems. But then again, I have lied in situation that have required the intervention of a well crafted fib and I have lied just to test my skills. Once I suddenly and randomly (as always) decided that I had to lie and get away with it. I still remember it, someone had asked me to take cold beer and I had said an innocuous "Oh no, I am on medication for my allergies and so no alcohol for a month." I think it must have been very well taken because I did not get any more invitations for beer that evening.
Rule 2: Lie sparsely. Dont waste them for stupid reasons.
Lying is sometimes good and obviously sometimes bad. Professionally if you fib here and there, dude - dont blame this blog entry as your inspiration. Like that South Korean kick ass cloning researcher who just brought a dog to his lab from the local animal market and claimed to have cloned it from cat. He didnt exactly do that, but if you fib in the "Science" journal, I guess it is tantamount to giving away your career for a dog's poo. Or like the Clinton fella who lied in court about this Monica Lewinsky sucking his dick. He would have been indicted for perjury if not for the presidential pardon.
Rule 3: "If everything else fails, tell the truth."
Yeah! it is the kind of saying your grandma would say, but I guess they say that for a reason. It should make a lot of sense. I did not want to get serious but I also did not want to get into trouble and so the statutory warning "LYING IS INJURIOUS TO BODY AND MIND."
Coming to the fun part, some silly buggers can be taken care of with a glib fib than harper about the actual thing. Once I met a fella who was very determined to have everyone smoke a cigar. It is not like I dont smoke for the fear of lung cancer or anything (did you know the risk of lung cancer drop drastically as soon as you quit smoking ?) but the stupid sensation that it leaves in your throat like you had had a sore throat for a week or so. Anyway, when came to me, I just shot in a real sober tone "Thanks, but I quit." Not only was I not offered one after that, but was admired for my courage and determination to have purged a bad habit!
Rule 4: "A lie should help you and not spoil your reputation."
I should have followed the fourth rule. But anyway, most of the people around me know I am very glib because I told them. Now none of them trust me. Those dumb asses dont even understand that I revealed a secret not because I dont want anyone to trust me, but because I was letting them know my true self.
Rule 5: "Lying is better than truth, but silence is the best."
Sometimes, whatever you say, even if you are the King Solomon and saying the absolute truth, some pig headed retards will listen and will think otherwise. It is not like people cant believe what you say, but just that they are so pig-headed! It is much better to just stop talking to such people. No good is every going come by befriending them! The worst is, all of a sudden someone just shouts "Nice going with that!", as though Mr. Detective Jackass here just found my fib with a lie detector when all I would have said was "I like olives on my pizza."
Rule 6: "People cant see shit. Polygraphs are no better."
Talking about Polygraphs, I think I will pass any polygraph. Seriously man, how the hell can you say if someone is lying using heart rate, respiratory rate, blood pressure, electro dermal activity. If anything, these just look for external symptoms. I know that my heart rate (was beating like crazy when I was trying to say the truth last time), respiration (I always breathe heavily), blood-pressure (nah), electro-dermal (dude, I dont sweat even in hot summer!) dont go crazy when I lie. So I can get away with a polygraph... I think anyone can get away with a polygraph with a little bit of practice.
It is not like I am only one on earth who fibs. Everyone does. You compliment your fat wife of how beautiful she is, right? and your wife's hair (Oh My God!!) So dont point your fingers at me. Even worse is a pie-lie, that is, if fibbing to a bunch of people and it is obvious to some people but directed at the ignoramus. Never never trust them that they will play along the joke. I have said, "I am the elder twin", "I do not know xxxxxx language", "Hi, I am a lawyer" (I really can speak legalese), "Aah! My sister used to live in Europe", "My wife is not in town, so can we...", "My girlfriend does not like me having lapdances!"... and everyone of them being followed by a "WHAT??" within 3 milliseconds.
Rule 7: Have fun.
Really, what is point in saying the truth ALL-THE-TIME. You go to a party every week, meet 5-6 people every week. Do I always freaking have to say my real name, my real job. Its going to be the same small talk every goddamn time. Next time, try a different accent, a sudden engagement ring, a drunk stagger, a male-chauvinism, change your boring career for crissake, take about your vacation to caribbean, your bitch of an ex-wife, your rifle, your pet,...
just make something up!