They say that you are more likely to lie within the first 10 minutes of meeting someone new.
After exiting the bus, a man approached me and began to walk alongside me.
“Hi. My name’s Charlie. What’s yours?”
I think to myself, “Should I give him my real—”
“Amanda,” my voice blurts out.
He touched me ever so slightly, “Ladies walk on the inside.”
“Have you had dinner tonight?”
“Why, no I am actually starving,” I think to myself. But, I answer, “Yes, I just came from dinner.” Lie one.
“Do you have family here?”
“No.” I managed to say.
He has a similar story.
“Are you that tall or is it the heels?” he continues.
“It’s the heels, but I prefer to be this tall.”
“Good. I was wondering if you wouldn’t go out with me because I was shorter.”
I start to speed up.
“You look nice,” he continues.
“Are you free to go out for dinner or are you seeing someone?”
“I am seeing someone.” Lie two.
“Oh, I just gave you an excuse to say that you were seeing someone else.” He caught my lie.
I politely smiled and walked the other direction.