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Pointless lies. Only me??

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Ads, Feb 17, 2010.

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    [Feb 17, 2010]
    Do any of you ever find yourself telling a pointless lie?

    I did, this morning....

    I walked into work this morning and as usual made my way to the kitchen to make breakfast (three slices of toast).
    Our office doesn't have many people in it, maybe 12, and of those 12 people I struggle to have general chit chats with maybe 4 of them.
    When I say "struggle to have general chit chats" I mean the conversation usually goes something like....

    Me: Morning
    Them: Morning
    **pause**
    Me: So...................
    Me (again): How was your evening?
    Them: Yeah, good. Yours?
    Me: Yep, not bad.
    **pause**
    **pause**
    Me: So.................
    **pause**
    Me and them: So what you been up t..........
    **the talking stops because we are speaking at the same time**
    **Toast is ready, I leave the kitchen**


    Anyway, the first person to join me in the kitchen was a colleague who conversations are easy with.
    He told me about him being tired today as his young son woke him up very early asking to watch TV etc etc etc.
    A nice story.

    He left the kitchen.

    Next up was a colleague who falls into the 'struggle to have chit chats with' category.
    The conversation started with the usual So's and How was your evening... etc etc.
    But today was a different day for me. Today I refused to find myself in one of those awkward morning chats.
    Determined to avoid it I found myself retelling the nice story from above, but as if it happened to me and my young daughter.

    Don't ask me why I thought this was a good idea. I just couldn't help it. I was desperate and would have done whatever it took to have a "proper" conversation. My mouth was on auto pilot, and as I had started I now had to finish.

    Anyway, my colleague found what was now 'my story' amusing and responded well.
    We had a good healthy morning conversation, for once.

    I walked towards the open kitchen door relieved.
    But as I walked through it I noticed that my other colleague, the real owner of the story, was at the photocopier half a yard from the kitchen and well within ear shot of the conversation. :faint:

    I looked at him, smiled, picked up a slice of toast and took a bite, and carried on walking to my desk. Ashamed.


    Is it just me who does this sort of thing sometimes?? :crying:
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    Nope, been guilty of this from time to time.

    It's easier to connect with people you don't know this way - you probably found the story humourous and palatable when you heard it, and not having something of your own, you re-use what you already know to be an easy to listen to (and for them to respond to) story. Weird and hard to explain but thats the best I can do.

    Social acceptance is a terrible thing! lol :)
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    Yep, I get where you're coming from. It's all of that.

    Even worse, and I still do it to this very day.....
    Someone comes up to you on the street, says to you "hello, long time no see, how you been".
    You don't recognise the person but don't want to make an awkward situation by pointing out their mistake or admitting that you have forgotten them, so you humour them and pretend to know them.
    That is bad enough in itself, but picture this.............

    After humouring the person by pretending to know who they are and agreeing that it has been a long time since you last saw them, they then realise that they dont know you and have mistaken you for somebody else!! :scared2:

    It happened and I still have sleepless nights over it!
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    DUDE! That has happened to me as well in the past. I felt like a right tit.... I said the same thing back to them, 'I thought you were someone else too....' but it's obviously a lie!

    I hate that in general when someone you don't know, or don't remember, or can't remember the name of stops you in the street to say hello. You stand there racking your brains trying to remember their name/where you know them from/something about them you can say to make them know you know who they are, but can't....
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    lol Have you ever seen 15 Stories High? He re-tells stories but he tells them to the people who told him in the first place!
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    Lmfao no way, thats funny, bet the person you chat with well, will now be silent, so although you got chatting better with the more quiet person, you've now alienated the more chatty one, still funny though, lmfao
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    Haven't seen it, but think I'll look it up, sounds funny! lol
    I just hope what I did isn't the start, and I progress on to doing that!!

    Now you mention it.... he hasn't spoken to me since this morning!!!
    I'm gonna go try and chat to him now!
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    i think everyone does this or has done it.
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    lmao
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    You think wrong.
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    Hahahahaa.
    I went for.... "Yeah, but I'm sure I've seen you about though".
    And in a role reversal they ended up humouring me and agreeing!


    :lmfao:

    Come on mate, admit it. You're just as sad as the rest of us! :yes:
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    Oh I never said I'm not sad! lol I just haven't ever passed someone else's story off as my own :shrug: I may have "elaborated" on my own stories a little before though :whistle2:
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    To be honest, if i dont recognise someone, I just say it, I went into a chip shop recently, parked up, the owner was a young lad, with a nice Jetta, I walked in and progressed to order my food, then all of a sudden, he says to me "you're Nilz arent you, you used to live .......hows your brother etc etc" Then as if that aint bad enough, he says hold on, shouts to his sis in the back of the shop, "look its Nilz" and she did the same thing!!!!

    I jus got freaked out and said, im sorry I aint got a clue who you are, even after they explained where they knew me from, I was none the wiser!!!

    Awkardly, i left the shop with my food (with no 'friends' discount either)

    That was the last time I went there!!! LOL
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    Lying is good. Learn from your mistake. :tocktock:
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    DO NOT COME INTO MY SHOP! :)
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    I wont Jo, i hear you normally finish all the food anyway!!!
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    lol aythreee, mention various things (weather/cars/rugby etc..) and see what they are interested in, then keep the subject going.
    But, if their body language is telling you to p off then it's time to walk with your toast. Or bread if it gets tense. lol
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    [Feb 19, 2010]
    :lmfao:
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    Brilliant lmfao
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    I once claimed some one elses fart in ASDA.
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    lmfao
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    This thread has had me LMFAO :laugh:

    I think everyone can relate to it on some level.


    Did I ever tell you about the time......................................................:no:
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