People who can’t do better like ‘Jade’ in my ‘Crazy Boasting Cat Lady’ story will bang your ears about this big job she has gotten, this big money she’s earning.
Don’t say anything, don’t ask questions. Let them blather.
The fact that they claim to have job but don’t leave the sofa, or can’t afford to buy a tin of tuna is not to be mentioned.
Lying is standard for such people.
People who Can’t Do Better live in a fantasy created in their heads. Reality plays no part. They lie, they invent, and absorb the histories of other people. They might even try to absorb your identity.
This is to be expected.
These people have psychological issues and keeping them calm and yourself away from them is essential.