A little white lie
First there really is no difference in lies. If we tell an untruth we are lying. The thing about white lies (or any other lies) once we tell one we have to tell another, and another. The best policy is not to lie. The reason we tell lies is we do not want to hurt another person’s feelings. The truth of the matter is we do hurt that other person’s feelings. We tell the lie for our own good. We want to avoid distress and embarrassment. (https://www.bling.com )
The embarrassing photo
It happens to all of us at least once in our life. Someone, usually a family member, takes a photo of us and puts it on Facebook for a “joke” and a co-worker, or worse yet the boss sees it. Try to remove it as soon as possible. Be up front about by saying “I am sorry you saw that but that is not my usual behavior”. (https://wwwarticlesbase.com )
Not good at names
There are two ways to handle this. One, simply say to the person, I am sorry but I am not good at names, please remind me of your name. Two, you can try not to use the person’s name.
Oops sent the e-mail to the wrong person
How many times has that happened? The solution is easy to fix. As soon as it was done, hit the “reply to all” button and send another email saying: “ladies and gentlemen, please kindly disregard my last email.”
The experts say we are hard-wired to gossip. I do not believe we are hard-wired to do anything we do not want to do. We want to “fit in” so we gossip. What to do if we get caught. Be honest with the person. Say something like; “I am sorry but I truly feel this way and I was only venting my feelings.” Better yet, go to the person and vent to him or her. Yes, maybe his or her feeling will be hurt, but not near as bad as if they overheard you gossiping.
The best rule to live by is think how would I feel before you speak or act. Take responsibility for our actions up front. By taking responsibility for our own actions we show others how to take zresponsibility for their own actions.