Judging from your comments and my own experience here’s my suggestion of a top five:
- That you didn’t do the thing your parents/teacher/boss busted you for
- That your friends’ clothes/appearance looks fine
- Your health in order to get out of school/work
I have lied about all of these. But not about no. 1 in a very long time. Or about no. 3 and no. 4 in ages. Haven’t lied about no. 3 since I had a regular job. Sadly my no. 2 areas of lies is still going strong. But I don’t think of no. 2 as a lie so much as a difference in aesthetics that there’s no point in going into. I will never like t-shirts tucked into jeans or formal shorts or the colour yellow or espadrilles or gladiator sandals.
Is that any closer to a list of things most everyone has lied about? How many have you lied about these? What popular area of lying am I still missing out on?