It doesn't matter if you can get into a size (N-2). If a size N is what actually fits, it will make you look far better than an (N-2).
The more often you hear someone repeat something, the more likely it is to be bullshit.
When in doubt, shut the hell up.
There are three sides to every story, and the truth is always somewhere in the middle.
There is no single objective truth to anything where human emotions are involved.