This evening I went out to eat with a friend, but wanted to pick up his bill, and was pretty sure he wasn’t going to let me. So, I devised a clever way to get his bill out of his hands without lying — it just required deception.
I looked down at my own bill and got a confused look, then looked over at his.
“Uh, I think I have yours…” and started to hand him my unsigned bill.
Right as he went to hand his to me, I retracted my bill, took his, and handed both to the waitress. “Yup, I’ve got yours.” And with a nod, the waitress ran off.