SUPERVISOR: One of my employees told me she was having a problem with some of her equipment. She talked to you about this?
ME: Yes, she did.
SUPERVISOR: What was wrong?
ME: Do you want the truth?
[SUPERVISOR nods suspiciously]
ME: Nothing was wrong. She made a few common mistakes, got frustrated, and insisted her equipment was broken.
SUPERVISOR: Ah. So, what did you do?
ME: The same thing I always do in these situations. I lied and told her there was something wrong with her hardware, then I pretended to fix it.
SUPERVISOR: Sounds good to me. Wait, you never did that with me, did you?