this is some experimental stuff – don’t know where this is leading, for now…
This is a backup lie, I always fall back on the strategy of summoning some positive adjectives, repeating them all over till the other looses interest in knowing how am I doing – and getting the other to talk about him/herself.
I’ll deal with that now.
Don’t worry. It’ll be fine.
Yeah, weekend was great.
Well done! Can’t wait for tomorrow.
Tell me all about it. You did well! So fine!
You always worry too much… You’ll do great.