Re: When someone confronts you when you use an opener
Scripted openers are good for beginners that have no idea what to do, but your goal is to steer away from that stuff to make your own.
If you use that one (don't recommend it because it's very popular) and someone calls you on it, we'll you obviously know you can't defend yourself saying you don't know what they are talking about. It'll make you look AFC and a liar. Next best thing?.... Own up to it.
"Damn are you serious? My first night out with this stuff and already someone caught me. I guess it doesn't really work. Have you read the book? What do you think of it as a whole? "
And you've just started another conversation thread. Credit to Neil Strauss.
"All things are subject to interpretation. Whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth."