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14 Ways You're A Modern-Day Hustler

Whether you want to admit it or not, we ALL hustle once in a while to get by. See how the pros do it in American Hustle, now playing in theaters.

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1. You start SOBBING in the car after getting pulled over to get out of a ticket.

2. You carry around a $30 knockoff bag and tell all your friends it's the real deal.

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3. You flirt with the car salesman in order to get a few extra bucks off.

4. You exaggerate an injury just to gain more sympathy from your friends.

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5. While wine tasting, you talk about the "oaky finish" to sound knowledgeable, but really you just taste wine.

6. You've used a fake ID at some point in your life.

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7. You tell the waiter it's your "birthday" just to get a free dessert.

8. You regift something you got, and tell the person you bought it "just for them."

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9. You keep the price tags on new clothes just to wear them once and then return them.

10. You tell the front desk that you keep running out of shampoo in order to get a year's supply for free.

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11. You sneak past security to get that empty (and better) seat at the big game.

12. You brag to people about how you chopped down your Christmas tree, when really you bought it in a parking lot.

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13. You embellish some things on your resume just to land a job interview.


14. You lie and tell someone you're single just so they'll buy you a free drink.

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