I often talk without “planning” what I say. I just say it. Often I accidentally lie.
Here are two events that happened yesterday like this.
I was talking to a coworker I took hours from over the phone the night before and I sort of rushed him. I told him I was sorry because I was in a rush. Here’s the thing: I may have been on a rush during the phone conversation, but I was not in a rush.
Event II. I was operating the gas window at the store when a guy gets back in his car while pumping gas. I stopped the pumps and waited for him to get out again because we aren’t supposed to let customers leave the pump unattended. When the guy got out and finished, I told him I was sorry and that we have the rule in place to prevent gas spills (which are actually quite common.) Heres the catch: I am not sure if that’s the reason why we make sure the pumps are attended. I forgot to mention that I wasn’t sure, and I said the whole thing to make the guy feel better.
Would these two situations of trying to make people feel better be lies?