One night when I was out with my friends, I met a guy who seemed really awesome. He was cute, funny, had a good job and the best part… he was a volunteer firefighter. The night I met him, he also had a broken arm in a cast and sling.
Making conversation, I asked him how he broke his arm. He sighed and told me it was kind of a long story. Obviously, I was immediately intrigued and begged to know the details. He said:
“The truth? I saved a baby in a fire.”
My first thought was, “what a total liar.” Skeptical, I told him I didn’t believe him. He then went into a whole detailed story about saving a newborn baby from the second floor of a burning house. I still wasn’t convinced – so he brought me over to his group of friends and said, “Guys, didn’t I break my arm saving a baby in a fire?” They all nodded solemnly.
“He’s a hero,” one of his friends said seriously.
After all of that, I started believing him. After all, he was a firefighter. It was totally possible, no matter how far-fetched it seemed! So, I gave Mr. Hero my phone number, and a few days later, we made plans to go on a date.
All week leading up to our date, I bragged to everyone I knew about the baby-saving firefighter I was going to go out with. A few of my friends rolled their eyes and said, “Jessica, there’s no way he saved a baby. He’s lying to you!” But I ignored them and completely defended him.
Our first date, we talked about it for a little bit, and at the end of the night, I was convinced I had just met the mortal equivalent of Jesus. I mean, guys… he saved a freakin’ baby. It doesn’t get much better than that.
But our second date, the truth came out. For probably the millionth time since we’d met, I stared at his broken arm and then said, “I can’t believe you saved a baby!” He smiled and said, “Jessica, I didn’t save a baby.”
So what really happened? He fell off a quad. A quad! There is absolutely no heroic detail to that story whatsoever. He told me he made up the whole story because the truth was boring and he was “trying to impress” me. Um, sorry dude… your lame lie definitely did the opposite.
Has a guy ever lied to you to impress you? Have you ever been fooled about a dude you just started dating? Was I silly for believing him in the first place? Tell me in the comments!