Take heed and learn from my egregious example: It rarely pays to lie!
There's a nice Hispanic lady named Gloria who comes by the chiro office every Friday, selling tamales, burritos, or (like today) enchiladas out of her truck. The food's not that great, and she's EXPENSIVE, but every once in a while, I feel bad so I'll shell out the dough and buy food I don't really want.
My boss had reached his own personal limit, and when he saw her coming through the tinted windows of the practice, darted into his office while tossing, "I'm not here!" over his shoulder.
Gloria guilted me into buying the truly mediocre, overpriced enchiladas, then she asked, "Dr. *Chiro* not here?" I shook my head and said, "No"...right before my boss, not hearing MY answer and feeling guilty about hiding while Gloria was asking for him, strode out of his office to greet her.
OH. MY. GOD.
I was so unbelievably embarrassed, and I knew my face was turning fiery red. I quickly blurted, "Doctor! There you are!" as if that was going to fool anyone.
Boy, lesson learned. After Gloria had left, I threatened to throttle my boss, and I told him I'd never, ever lie for him again. I also decided never to purchase anything from Gloria again, because she'll probably spit (or worse!) into my food.
Sheesh, try to help a guy out, and all you get is humiliation and heartburn from bad enchiladas!