15 White Lies Every Girl Has Told
Yep, even you.
Generally speaking, lying is a bad thing, right?
Then again, sometimes the odd fib is necessary - just like these 15 little white lies EVERY girl has told at some stage or another (we see you).
What you say: ‘Can’t come out tonight, I’ve got period cramps.’
Reality: Your period finished last week - you just want to binge watch Netflix and eat your own bodyweight in chocolate.
What you say: ‘Ohhhh that’s a shame I was really looking forward to tonight!’ in response to a friend cancelling that night’s plans.
Reality: You’d been about to text her to cancel, but nobody passes up that get out of jail free card.
What you say: ‘Ugh, I NEVER go to bed with my makeup on, how gross’
Reality: Lies, such lies.
What you say: ‘Leaving in 5 mins’
Reality: Better add a zero after that five ‘cos you only just got out of the shower and you’re sprawled on your bed scrolling through instagram.
What you say: ‘No I haven’t seen your stripy top with the sleeves, sorry’
Reality: Oh crap you totally wore that out the other night without asking and forgot to sneak it back into your sister/flatmate’s wardrobe before she realised.
What you say: ‘Sorry just read this’
Reality: You actually saw the message pop up hours ago you’ve just been avoiding whatsapp like the plague to put off having to reply.
What you say: ‘Oh this? It’s really old’
Reality: Actually you only bought it last week but don’t wanna look like you bought something especially y’know?
What you say: ‘I’m fine’
Reality: You’re not. You’re not at all. You’re stressed, you’re feeling a bit down, and you’re pretty sure you’re making all of the wrong life choices.
What you say: ‘I’m going to the gym tonight’
Reality: Already know that you’re not.
What you say: ‘I promise I won’t tell anyone’
Reality: But also we both know that means I’m allowed to tell ONE person right? That’s like the rule.
What you say: ‘Oh god I hate drama’
Reality: Drama happens and you thirsty for it. Spending the entire evening watching it unfold on twitter/tumblr/instagram/snapchat/whatsapp, anyone?
What you say: ‘You got your hair cut? I love it!’
Reality: Ummmmmm not sure if a mullet was the best choice but you’d never tell her that because it’s done now and that would just be mean.
What you say: ‘Oh no I left your birthday card at home!’
Reality: You totally forgot to buy one.
What you say: ‘I didn’t really like him that much anyway’ when your crush starts dating someone else.
Reality: He was your SOULMATE what the HELL how could he do this to you, you’re going to die alone surrounded by cardboard cut-outs of Harry Styles because the cat thing is so cliched.
What you say: ‘I’m over it’
Reality: You’re still semi-seething and going over every little detail of the argument in your mind. Damn it why didn’t you say this thing instead of that thing?
- Words by Lizzie Cox.
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