Originally Posted by StarGazer
There are times it's necessary, I can understand that- which is why it isn't something to complain about every time. But I think some people risk getting into the habit of doing it too much, and that's something that can be a problem.
The less you do it, the more freely you can call others on it. It is the way it works. It is not a good habit, and it destroys relationships. I won't have a compulsive liar in my life, and I will call you on it if it is big enough, especially when the intent is clearly to do harm to another. I don't think I will tell your kids about the real Santa Clause.