I have known individuals who could be trusted to give you an honest answer provided you asked the right question.
If the question was slightly off in any way, even though the information you sought was clear, you would not get a straight-forward response.
You had to utter the magic words.
Some of them took pride in such tactics and thought they were clever. There was a certain charm.
Despite that, I have always thought they deserve a special cell in Hell.
In deference to their quasi-honesty, however, it could be on the first level and close to the main entrance.
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