Recounting incidents that you make up under lots of pressure when you get caught doing something you shouldn't have to avoid telling the truth. Are often not well thought out and mostly presented to cops, parents, angry friends or teachers.
Guy in shit with the Po: "Oh sorry officer, uh my car..got um...stuck a little ways back so i uhhh came into this guys garage to look for...fuel, yeah fuel, but i didnt want to wake him up see, i was just gonna check if he had any first"
Officer McFagmoore: "Yea sure nice panicdote buddy you look like you're gonna piss yourself. Get in the car."