Some helpful hints for the truthfully inclined:

  • Lie only when it is absolutely necessary. Never lie for fun. A reputation for honesty will make even a clumsy lie seem more believable.
  • Keep your lies simple. Resist the urge to tell a huge, entertaining story; instead, diverge from the truth as little as possible while still serving your purpose. Not only will it be more believable, but you'll find it easier to keep your story straight afterwards.
  • Change the subject afterwards. Ask lots of questions. Don't give them time to think; rather, just let them file away your (false) information and hurry on to the next topic.