JetService From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 4798 posts, RR: 11
Reply 4, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 2903 times:
I have two big ones that stand out. When I was in high school, I tried to sneak my dad's car out of the driveway. I wanted to start it in the street and not by the house where he'd hear it, so I had two friends push while I steered. Well the guy pushing on the passanger side had the door open so as it was rolling downhill, it caught a bush and forced the door to open about 90°. It of course ruined the hinges and springs and would not shut. I told my dad that mom must've left it open and when I pulled out, it flew open on its own. I felt terrible and fessed up. He wasn't too mad. The other was one my old job. I worked composing one of our daily newspapers back in the pre-tech days when it was pasted up. I put my initials in one of the ads along wth my girlfriend's (who's my wife now). Anyway, after it printed, the boss called me in and asked if I did it. I looked him straight in the eye and said 'no'. I think he knew I was lying, but glad I did because he didn't want to fire me. He just said, "Good, good!" and that was the end of the conversation. He would've had to fire me, but I was one of his best employees. He had to know I did it; they were my initials for chrissakes! I never fessed up for that one, and didn't feel bad about lying, but did feel bad about messing with the ad.
CanadianNorth From Canada, joined Aug 2002, 3406 posts, RR: 9
Reply 7, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 2881 times:
Well over the years ive had to do the old "just make up a cheezy excuse as you go along" i forget half of em within a few minutes lol...
But i would say that from what i can remember most were just little things, like if i forgot to do my math homework i would make up a cheezy story about how i ended up loosing it, or say i was a few minutes late for class and i would make up a far fetched story about how i was very nearly late and got talking to a friend and by the time i told them how i was very nearly late i was... Nothing serious really...
Ual747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 2868 times:
I grew up in the "Dynasty" and "Dallas" era. People always having affairs, boyfriends, girlfriends, etc. So, I wanted my mommy to have a boyfriend too!
When I grew up, we lived in this house on top of a hill that overlooked many other houses. Anyway, being the little boy that I was, I picked out a house that was going to be my mom's boyfriend's house. I named him Bill.
Well, I made the mistake of telling my dad that my mom had a boyfriend and where he lived, I also told him his name was Bill. And wouldn't you know it, my dad drove us down to the house and right there on the mailbox was the name Bill Wilson.
My parents almost got divorced over that one. I finally told the truth, but I dont think my dad ever believed my mom.
Mandala499 From Indonesia, joined Aug 2001, 7169 posts, RR: 77
Reply 12, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 2780 times:
Try some of mine...
When in the air...
1. Saying "I'm a pilot" to someone who thinks the crew is rather young.
2. Saying "I'm scared of flying" when I sit next to a nice gal...
3. "Sure, here's my number... [insert fake number]"
4. Answering "No, nothing, thank you..." to a very nice F/A asking me if I need anything when I wanted nothing but her!
When losing situational awareness, pray Cumulus Granitus isn't nearby !
Aloha717200 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 4534 posts, RR: 14
Reply 13, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 2751 times:
I once worked as a telemarketer (as if the job itself isn't a big enough lie. ).
Anyway, at the time I was going through a bit of an identity crisis and had a very bad habit of speaking in a british accent in public. I don't know why I did it, I just did, and it was one of the stupidest things ever. I don't know if my accent sounded genuine but if it didn't I can imagine it made me look like a huge idiot.
Anyway, I went to the job interview talking normally, but for the entire week or so I was employed there, I spoke in that british accent...to my bosses...to my co workers...and worst of all I actually had some friends who worked there who also went to my high school and knew how I really spoke...and I did get a few puzzled looks from them sometimes.
After a week at the job though I hated it. I actually hated it almost since day one because of what they were training us to do. Badger people into buying stuff...never accept no for an answer...if they begin to refuse talk faster and more forcefully. I call that harrassment and I didn't follow their code. I usually accepted "no" for an answer and didn't badger people, which didn't sit very well with the supervisor who gave me a talking to several times about how I needed to be more forceful or they'd have to let me go.
I quit. And I never looked back. And I'm still embarrassed to this day that not only did I work as a telemarketer, but I lied as well by speaking in a foreign accent.
Ual747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 2733 times:
Yeah, no shit.....I almost broke my parents up. But HOW ironic was it that the guys name was ACTUALLY Bill? Out of the thousands of houses I could have picked, I picked the one with the guy who's name was Bill Wilson on the mailbox.