I remember those days when lying for being late and for not completing assignments and just about anything else that would be considered unfavorable was the goto response. Fortunately as my teenage years passed along with my partial HS education my Twenties yielded better insight that the end of the world would not occur if I admitted my Peccadillos.
Since i missed that surge of emotion with risk averse behavior I developed a technique to satisfy the need while still being honest to a point.
Whenever i was inclined to tell a whopper i would begin the lie with the phrase « Did I (ever) tell you about?”
And then to those who knew me I was BSing but to those who didnt the whopper was a way to impress. of course those who knew let the cat out of the bag ?….sometimes .