Without the pretensions listed hereunder, our life does not move forward. Actually, such pretensions render our life easy and enjoyable. The proverb 'The World is a stage. Life is Drama,' bears testimony to this fact. As the man easily forgets the past over the future, such immoral behavior is never viewed with skepticism. And it has come to stay as a way of routine life.
Unheard: A convenient and the usual excuse given by many people when the opponent accuses of not minding his or her instructions. Further, the deafness of a person works to his advantage on several occasions. An old man was compelled to rewrite the Will so that his estate would go to a charity. Because, after the ear surgery, he could hear what his son was scolding him. Many a times, persons owing money will play this trick to escape when a creditor calls over the phone or from a distance.
Unnoticed: This is a very common way of ignoring or disrespecting a person. When an undesired guy appears before us, we tend to turn our face and act as if not noticed it. If the opposite party happens to be an enemy, such behavior is natural.
Forgetfulness: It's the most frequently used ploy to avoid any attendance or performance. This is a convenient excuse given by a person failing to repay his debt on time, but the same person remembers the dues payable by others.
Feign sleep: When an unwanted guest lands, the host will pretend to be asleep. Likewise, a kid playing on the cell phone remains silent in the bed when elders check into the room. Students switch off the room lights during the visit of the hostel warden.
Inexperience: A pretext on which many experienced and knowledgeable people seek an excuse for escaping from an emergency. It's a common phenomenon in the workplace. Just for this reason, many people never exhibit or display their abilities so that they can live without risks and avoid the onerous assignments.
Illness: This is the usual reason tendered by almost all people for their absence in a place or event. An office assistant wrote AIDS as the nature of the illness when she submitted her leave application for the previous day absence.
Con Act: This involves well-planned moves to cheat or defraud others by imposters. Any gullible person becomes the victim of such deceit. During journey, a person will offer some snacks or drink to the fellow passengers and disappear with the latter's valuables once they are faint. Medical profession has seen many quacks. Sometimes, bomb hoax tricks will be played for the ulterior motive. Cases of fraud by persons claiming to be Income Tax officials are not uncommon.
Bluffing: Though all the above types amount to telling lies, bluffing by itself is a broad concept. In fact, it's an art that requires skill and memory. A boss passes the information against an employee to the corporate office, but pretends to know nothing while telling the latter about it. Other actors tend to praise the Oscar winner by concealing their true and envious minds. Many politicians use this technique to win the elections.
Nevertheless, such pretensions tend to be beneficial in certain occasions involving the welfare of the individual or society. Mother makes the kid eat properly by pretending that a ghost is waiting to swallow her otherwise. A village refuses to reveal the whereabouts of a person against whom the police has registered cases of crime. The victory of the Greeks over the Trojans at Troy was possible through the misleading large horse statue.