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Tuesday, June 10, 2008

I once caught a fish this big

There are some people who cannot stop talking about how amazing their life is. That isn’t a problem, per se. What is a problem is when you know they’re boasting when you know they’re stretching the truth.

One person I know has a habit of making everything he does sound so much better than what it really is. He goes to a fabulous casino (in some hick town, not in Las Vegas or Monte Carlo) wins a ton of money on the slots, but doesn’t mention he spent more money playing them. He celebrates a year at his “amazing” job (which is a crock since he complains about it all the time) even though he was on contract in several positions in the company (and the title he claims to have doesn't exist). He goes on a date and says this is the person he’s going to marry, even though the other person wasn’t aware it was a date at all. And, so on and so forth.

Basically, he’s the sort of person who would say Oprah blessed him with her immortal powers when what really happened was some big, ol’ black woman pushed him off the sidewalk when he was in her way.

But, maybe I’m misunderstanding the situation.

When I talk to S, he says that when I describe things that happen to me, I sound bored and indifferent. It’s true, I have done some fun things, but I tend to brush them off in a rather blasé manner. Is it because I don’t really find them interesting, or am I above it all and on the lookout for something so amazing that there’s nothing else that can compare to it?

Maybe it’s a mix of the two, or maybe it’s one and/or both. I don’t know and I’m not sure.

What I do know is I went fishing and I once caught a fish this big...

4 Comments:

Blogger franck said...

Define big...

June 10, 2008 4:40 pm  
Blogger Chris said...

Your classic bullshit artist. Think of him as theatre. Sit back and enjoy the show.

June 10, 2008 9:44 pm  
Blogger Rusty said...

Some people tell a really good story and others live for any drama that is in their life. All in all, the guy sounds like the stories have a pretty positive outlook - at least he is not dragging everyone into the misery that is his life.

I have a coworker who publicly gushes about all the great things that are going on, but behind the scenes curses how much everything sucks in her area. There was an old BBC show called "Keeping Up Appearances" and that is her theme for the public view. Sounds like this guy is much like that.

June 10, 2008 9:53 pm  
Blogger Michael said...

haha that sucks. I know how you feel. I can't stand those people that exaggerate the truth to such an extent because they are insecure about what really is going on in their life.

you should call him out on that one day?

June 10, 2008 11:11 pm  

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