...or the BS, as I like to think of it: If you deny (or assert) something long enough, you'll be off the hook.
A few days ago I wrote about supposedly lost homework. M. was the inspiration. She told me she had turned it in (and implied that I had lost it), and furthermore told me that she had worked on the assignment with the principal.
OK, so that was easy enough to confirm, except the principal said she'd never worked on it with M.
M. insisted yes, they had worked on it together on Friday.
No, said the principal, she'd never seen that assignment before, and on Friday, they had just worked on math (my principal was a math teacher).
BUT M. CONTINUED TO ASSERT--TO THE PRINCIPAL-- THAT YES, THEY'D WORKED ON IT. Whoa. M. has waaay overplayed her hand and now is going to Saturday School.
I hope the bungalow is too hot and she has to sit next to someone with bad b.o.