No one seems to claim ownership, but maybe they’re not telling the truth anyway. Every April 4th is known as National Tell A Lie Day. I’m not really sure if it encourages you to tell a lie or simply it’s a reminder that not everyone is honest all the time.

Maybe it came after someone got caught in a lie and used National Tell A Lie Day as an excuse.

But if you think you don’t ever lie ask yourself some of these questions.

  • Are you completely truthful on your income tax return?
  • Did you ever stretch the truth (in other words lie) to get a job?
  • Did you ever not tell the complete truth so you don’t hurt somebody else’s feelings?
  • If you could lie and never get caught would you lie more often?

One of the easiest ways to detect a lie is when a person avoids eye contact when they’re telling you something or their facial expressions are delayed. When they get a gift they’ll say “I love it” and it’s followed by a delayed smile.

A liar will add unnecessary details when asked about something and one thing a liar hates is silence. They’ll try to fill the silence with more explanations.

And a good giveaway is when they repeat your question with a denial - “Did you eat my donut?”…..”No, I didn’t eat your donut.”

If you’ve needed to tell someone a lie and have been waiting for the appropriate time, today might be the day because National Honesty Day is coming up at the end of the month.