Sometimes, lying is necessary. It can be better than telling the truth and crushing someone's spirits with your brutal honesty. Sure, you could tell your friends how annoying they are. But, why hurt their feelings? Making up an excuse for why you can't see them Friday night is so much easier...and nicer!
Whether it's to avoid something, or someone, we are all guilty of fabricating the truth a little. Here are some of the most common lies we tell our friends, family, and significant others: