Today I realized how much of a liar my job has turned me into. I've always avoided lies because I really am bad at telling them, and even worse at remembering them. But then I got a job answering the phone...and I've started telling them. And it's not even to try to make the company look good, or to avoid getting in trouble. I lie to telemarketers. All the time.
"Can I speak with the person who takes care of your credit card processing?"
"She's not here." (lie)
"Well, I am calling from (Fill in any annoying company name) company. We help (bla, bla, bla, bla)."
"Okay..." (read: I don't care.)
"Does she have a voice mail?"
"No, but I can take a message." (I can, but will I?)
"This is Natalie. I'm calling from (annoying company). My number is 1-800-bla, bla, bla-blabla, blabla. We help (bla, bla, bla, bla). "
"I'll tell her you called." (Big Fat Lie.)