what’s your LIE?

“I mean, sure, I lie. Everyone lies.”

(The New Adventures of Old Christine)

Lying is bad, right?  But everybody does it.  Little lies, big lies…lies that are sometimes accidental & sometimes very deliberate.

In SECRETS, LIES & LULLABIES, Jessica tells Alex some whoppers, but they are definitely lies she feels forced to create.

So today I’m wondering…

What’s your LIE?

Here’s one of mine:

While I was growing up, my mother used to say I was like two different people—Heidi when I was happy & in a good mood, evil twin Helga when I was in a bad mood or throwing a fit.  And when I went away to college, I actually managed to convince a couple of friends that I was a twin.  I mean, I totally & completely had them going…with no intention of ever coming clean.

Then one day, my parents came to visit quite unexpectedly.  I was at class, so they knocked on my friends’ door instead.  And darn them, they came right out & asked my mom if I was a twin.  And of course she answered honestly because she’s a lot less devious than I am. :peekaboo

But to date, that is my biggest, most successful, & longest-running lie.  I could have kept them believing it, too, if it hadn’t been for those meddling parents! :steamin

Now for you…what’s the best, worst, or maybe just funniest lie you’ve ever told?

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  1. Mary Kirkland says:

    I was a mean sister when I was younger. When my younger brother would make me mad I would sit him down and tell him that because we kept fighting mom and dad have decided that I have to leave home and live with mamaw (grandma). I would wait until he started crying, I’d start packing and then turn around and ask him if he wanted me to stay. When he said yes I would tell him that I would talk to mom if he promised to stop stealing my toys and making me mad. I would go act like I talked to our mother and come back and tell him I get to stay. LOL

    Dang, I was a mean older sister.


    Whatever, it kept his germy little boy hands off my toys. 😛

  2. Heidi says:

    :reindeer I wasn’t a very nice sister, either. At one point, I convinced my bro he was adopted. :ahhh

  3. Tammy Beck says:

    I lied and told a man I worked with that I won’t date white men so he would leave me alone. He just wouldn’t stop asking no matter how many times I said no I wasn’t interested. I figured it was nicer than saying the idea of going out with you makes me want to yack. Since he knew my ex-boyfriend was black he believed me.

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