1)Yes, I love my present!
2)Your pixie hair cut does not look awful! (hey, what can they do about it now?)
3)I love the painting you just finished after 6 years. (arts different to everyone)
4)I cannot speak now so I'll forever hold my peace.
5)No, your boyfriend wasn't flirting with anyone last night (your best friend was just flirting with him)
Luckily, I do believe I have only had to use number one and sadly number five.
But, when does a white lie become a "not-a-white lie"?
I will use number five as my example. "No, your boyfriend wasn't flirting with anyone last night (your best friend was just flirting with him)" IS an acceptable white lie....unless if you're the best friend.
This switches the purpose of lying from protecting your friend, to saving your back-end.
A white lie, in my book, is when your intentions are good and selfless. Only does it transform into a lie when the purpose is for your sole protection disregarding its effect on others.
You, Mark Sanford, you. (of course he's not the governor of my home state <--lie)