Here’s a tricky situation: So the shopkeepers at store I visit offered me a job, which I politely declined (albeit, very nervously/awkwardly because I have a GREAT fear of saying no) because I already have a job that I really enjoy at a local supermarket. The store keeper said to tell my mom about the offer, and out of fear I said alright. Because I said alright I had to carry through or else I would have told a lie, so I told my parents about the offer which I declined. However, I didn’t mention to my parents that the shopkeeper had criticized the supermarket I work at in the past.
I don’t think I ever explicitly lied here. The more I read this, the less it seems I lied. I’m so confused! Did I conceal information (isn’t that the same as lying?) by choosing to not tell my parents that the shopkeeper criticized the supermarket I work at? I did so as to avoid gossiping.