So what I really meant was…
“Now don’t let the truth get in the way of a good story!”
People often like to correct their family members in the middle of their telling a story. Unless the correction is critical to the story and given respectfully, it usually just causes embarrassment and bickering.
So don’t get drawn in. Admit creativity, keep a sense of humor, and calmly continue the story.
by Alison Poulsen, PhD