16 August 2007

Wanted: sweet little lies

My "team" at work is joining forces with a different, unknown-to-us team three time zones away.

As part of the effort to get us to work together, we are attempting the following fun exercise during our next teleconference: Tell 3 things about yourself. One must be a lie. The other associates will guess which are the truth and which are lies.

The problem is that my life is an open book. My co-workers know everything about me (well, maybe not about those sailors during Fleet Week, but almost everything).

(See, that was a lie. I am not even sure when or where Fleet Week is).

What I need is a good, innocuous, work-safe, probable lie. Something that might happen to me. YOU know me.

Hit me with your suggestions in comments. The winner receives a somewhat valuable prize.

15 comments:

Suzanne said...

Fleet Week is in New York City. Tell them you've never made a float for the Rose Bowl parade. Everyone will believe that.

Anonymous said...

No, the float is too specific. Tell them you voted for Gore in 2000. Nobody will think you voted for W. and they won't put it together about Nader.

-angel apologist

jenny said...

one i always like to tell is that i minored in gregorian chant in college. my friend sometimes tells people she plays the accordion. maybe that you have a vestigial twin?

too obvious?

Becky Johnson said...

I always like to go with something from childhood that wouldn't come up in conversation. Something like I was President of the Animal Rescue Oranization in High School.
Good Luck!

super des said...

I'm never good at this either. One thing that does work is just to tell a truth but change a tiny detail, making it a lie. I've fooled even close friends with that one because they know we talked about it before, but was it the same?

Mir said...

Tell them that although you're a vegetarian, after your last promotion you celebrated with a BLT.

(Why, yes, all of my thoughts DO start with bacon.)

Average Jane said...

My favorite lie for this exercise is to say that I was once a champion ballroom dancer. It's the sort of thing that could be true, but it's also the sort of thing that you wouldn't be likely to mention.

Mrs. Chicky said...

You were an alternate on the US Olympic curling team? If you have an existing wrist or shoulder injury that could make it totally believable.

QT said...

Tell them you went to Sturgis one year, just to check it out. That sounds like something you would do. Umm,have you done it??

SUEB0B said...

QT - one of my truths is that I was a biker chick in my youth. So, though I never made it to Sturgis, I would have gone if I could have scraped the money together.

Jeny - you win. I LOVE the gregorian chant thing. It is so silly that people will believe me.

Angel Apologist - you just missed it, which is too bad, because you would have gotten a Special Prize. Wouldn't that have frosted Someone's cake? I am evil.

Anonymous said...

Wow, The cake frosting reference leaves me wondering how "special" this prize is, if you know what I mean....

- Angel Apologist.

shannon said...

We also have a Fleet Week in Portland. :)

You were on the math team in high school!

If that isn't a lie then...

I'm blank. Need coffee.

MsLittlePea said...

Oh man. I had to do something like this at a Christmas party last year. I tried to think of the most obvious ridiculous lie since everyone else was to make it funny and easy so I said," I was a Heavy Metal Band groupie and made out with Tommy Lee." And even though I was 13-14 at the height of those bands' popularity, everyone voted that THAT was the truth. Made me wonder what else people think about me....

It was funny though. You can always say something silly and harmless like, you wash your hands every 2 minutes or you have an obsession with spiders.

gael said...

C'mon, what about when you played rhythm guitar in the all-girl band when you were 16? And they thought the carpel tunnel was from computers!
Although, the Gregorian chant thing is pretty cool...

Hey, remember that summer when you held the SLOW sign for the construction crew. You got to take the walkie talkie home at night - though you never could figure out who to call at night with only one - but your tan was awesome!

Lori said...

I went to a dinner where we had to do this once (I even blogged about it, of course: http://www.avocado8.com/blog/blogger/2002_05_05_blog.html#twotruths)

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