I wondered who exactly they were trying to fool, apart form themselves. When pressed on the issue I'd confirm it's well over 100, but probably under 500.
Why not own you number, high or low, whatever it may be? And indeed I said as much to my (now) husband shortly after we started dating. When I turned the table and asked him, to my horror he started counting off on his one hand.
Once immensely chatty and unable to hold her tongue, she was later destined to only have the ability to repeat what was spoken to her.
In his stories there he is always the main protagonist, and it can never be the other way round.
Until last year, when I was speaking at the Sydney Opera House, and relayed that exact anecdote.