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VenusRising Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 03:18 PM
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Help me come up with a good lie
I told my Dad that I wanted to visit him in Ohio for Christmas. Now that I've mentioned it, he asks me all the time if I'm going to make it up there or not. Well, my step mom, who is an amazing and super nice woman, has paid for both my ticket and my boyfriend's ticket so we can surprise my Dad for Christmas. So, now that I know I'm going, but it's a surprise, I don't know what to tell my Dad when he asks about visiting. I'm terrible at lying to my Dad. It's pretty common knowledge that no one has class the last week of the year, so the school excuse is pretty much out.

Any creative help would be appreciated. Thanks, all!
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Kali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 03:25 PM
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1. wow, what a nice surprise and generous step mom!
how often do you talk to your father? maybe ask your step mom for advice/back-up on whatever story you come up with?
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VenusRising Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 03:29 PM
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2. She is really awesome to my Dad.
I talk to my Dad at least once a week, but rarely talk to my step mom. I think it would be obvious if she jumped in on my excuse. I just don't want to blow his surprise.
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Chan790 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 03:40 PM
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3. A question...
Does the bf have family, not nearby family? Tell him that your bf really wants you to go meet/visit his family over the holidays and that you're probably going to go do that. Make up a fake deploying cousin to add a fake urgency to the fake plans.

Normally, I tell people to lie big and include lots of details to sell the lie. If you're a poor liar you might want to do the opposite and not embellish.
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VenusRising Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 03:45 PM
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5. That's an idea.
My bf's uncle was supposed to be deployed to Iraq before Obama's announcement to bring the troops home.

Otherwise, I've known my boyfriend's family since I was 16. I like the deployment idea.

And I can usually lie well to others, just not to my dad.

Thanks! :hi:
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quakerboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 03:51 PM
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8. Flip that
If you suck at lying, tell the truth.

A really generous family member paid for you to visit some of their family.


Done right, it will imply that this person was on the BF's side, and its his family you are going to visit. It is graceful way out of the questions, preserves the surprise, its hard to argue with, and is not a lie.
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Denninmi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 03:41 PM
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4. Let's see.
You entered a contest and won an all-expense paid trip to the _____ resort in _________. It's a promotion for product X and must be taken on the specified date, because the winners will used in an upcoming advertising campaign to be filmed during the trip.
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VenusRising Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 03:47 PM
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6. Can I just take the resort vacation?
:P
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demmiblue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 03:50 PM
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7. Hmmm...
I think that you should make a last minute cop-out, so as Dad is not caught too unprepared for your visit.

How about asking him to pick you up from the airport/train station (however you plan to travel) on a certain date and time. When you presume he is there, call and claim that the BF took a spill and is in the emergency room with a broken ankle. You wished you could have called earlier, but you had trouble with your cellphone reception at the hospital (or dead battery). Explain that there is probably no way you can travel. Be prepared to crackle some paper into the receiver and claim that you can't hear him, and that you will call him in a few hours.

In the meantime, arrive earlier that day and wait for him on his doorstep!



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siligut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 03:52 PM
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9. OK, I'll be the asshole
Don't lie at all. He is already excited to see you and just hearing that you are really coming will make him very happy. Telling him you can't come will deflate his hopes, then when you do show up, it will be tempered by his initial disappointment. Does your step mother know how much he wants to see you and that he asks every time you talk to him? I know your step mom is popping for the tickets, but maybe you can talk some sense into her.
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Shagbark Hickory Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 05:14 PM
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12. Good idea.+! You can always surprise him with the announcement they you're coming to visit. nt
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Demoiselle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 06:42 PM
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16. I'm with Siligut here...
Talk it over with your stepmom...but, really, you can enjoy giving him a lovely surprise over the phone, and then he can look forward to your visit for a long time. Anticipation is a wonderful, joyful thing and you can prolong that joy for several weeks.
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trof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 06:51 PM
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17. I go with the asshole.
'Surprise' is a bad idea.
Yeah, it might have sounded 'cute' to you step-mom, but IMHO it sux.
I would be really devastated if my daughter said she wanted to come and then backed out at the last minute only to show up with 'SURPRISE!'
Just don't do it.
:-(
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alphafemale Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 07:50 PM
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18. this
Being manipulated by being lied to and then surprised would piss me off.
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HopeHoops Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 05:03 PM
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10. Tell him you got knocked up and have to have an abortion that week.
At least he won't expect you to show up! :evilgrin:
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rug Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 05:07 PM
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11. Tell him your probation officer won't let you leave the county.
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seabeyond Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 08:22 PM
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21. lol, ya, this. nt
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sarge43 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 05:47 PM
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13. Well, there's always the Lounge favorites
Edited on Thu Oct-27-11 05:50 PM by sarge43
If I told you, I'd have to kill you.

It's my turn to be MFM's love slave.

There's a Big Lebowski/Galaxy Quest marathon that weekend.

I have to detail Skinner's car - ew.

I've been drafted into the War on Christmas.



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elleng Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 06:29 PM
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14. 'Something may be coming up at work; can't make definite plans now.'
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ScreamingMeemie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 06:32 PM
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15. ^^^This...Don't bum him out by saying that you can't, right now, when
it's still two months away. Keep him hanging with a "I'm trying really hard to get the time/money/etc..." Then, a week or so before, tell him it doesn't look possible. That way he is not miserable, sad and missing you for the next 90 days.
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struggle4progress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 08:20 PM
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19. "My boyfriend already has travel plans, and I have to spend some time with him"
Where are you going, dear?
"You would have to ask, wouldn't you? Cancun? Canada? It's right on the tip of my tongue. I don't know why I'm having trouble with this. I'm sure you've heard of it. Don't worry: I'll make sure you know how to contact us"
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seabeyond Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 08:22 PM
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20. do you work? can't get it off. better if closer then can say sick. hey.... operation. tonsils
out

i am bad at lying myself.
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