The card game, that is. The point is to get rid of all your cards by placing one or more cards of a certain determined number. For example, player 1 has to put down an ace, player 2 a two, and so on. If you don't have the number you're supposed to play, or wish to pass more cards, you lie. Hence the name "Bullshit". If a player accuses you of lying he yells out "Bullshit", and upon opening the cards you either collect all the cards at the table if you were lying, or if you were in fact honest, the accuser gets the cards.
I personally suck at this game. If I win, it's only because I lucked out and had the numbers I was supposed to play. I think this game is a pretty good indicator of whether people have the ability to "bullshit" people or not.
I'm not talking about lying. I think I can lie. But I can't pretend to like someone if I really don't. It always shows up on my face. Other people have a rather impressive ability to make people think they like them, while secretly hating them. I don't think that's necessarily a bad thing, let's face it, bullshitting is an important skill.
Not for me though. I can't pretend to be another person.
I'd suck as a politician, no?
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