false time constraint or FTC is when upon approachign the set one of the first things you do is make an excuse for while you're leaving soon. "Hey I gotta get back to by friends, but ....." or "I've only got a minute but I was wondering.." This puts the set at ease with your presence thinking you'll be going soon and wont be stuck with you all night. This is an especially good way to grab a seat at the table because usually if you sit they'll try and say someone is sitting there or think they're stuck with you, but with the false constraint said just before you sit or as you are they'll let down their guard. Also to be used with false takeaways but getting up to leave, or turning or stepping away and then turning back for a follow up question or comment.