Not me, but after fleeing Europe during the Holocaust—in which almost his entire family died—my grandfather got a job as a banker in NY by lying that he had a college degree but the records had been lost in the war. He worked successfully as a banker for the rest of his life.
— Maggie Astor (@MaggieAstor) January 8, 2019
when I was in 5th grade I didn't want to write a paper on the american revolution so I just… didn't. when the teacher handed them back I told her I didn't get mine but definitely handed it in. she said she remembered reading it and just gave me like a 90%.
— Justin Kimberlake (@atlasblue85) January 8, 2019
In yr 9 I was woefully unprepared (lazy) for a history assignment, so handed in a yellow folder with my drama assignment in it. I spent the weekend on the history paper & took it to the teacher Monday morning, in a different yellow folder, apologising profusely for the mix up.
— Jo (@eskimojo) January 8, 2019
My best friend and I wanted to go to a Blink 182 concert in high school but couldn't afford tickets, so we told everyone in our extremely Baptist Oklahoma town that God called us to spread the gospel at an evil secular concert but we needed donations to get in. We turned a profit
— M. Lockwood Porter (@mlockwoodporter) January 9, 2019
I got a job at a summer camp as the outdoor/nature counsellor because I said I had studied plants and wilderness survival, but I basically just made things up, including the names of all the plants we saw. So I feel like there are adults now who call everything the wrong name
— Mathew Ingram (@mathewi) January 9, 2019
I once claimed Dad was a v conservative minister who wouldn’t let me date … to get away from a baritone in HS chorus who wanted to date me because my skin was beautifully pale, like a dead person’s. (He wanted to be an undertaker.)
— Rj N (@rjayne_n) January 8, 2019
one time for my own entertainment I pretended not to know what a donut was when an ex boyfriend’s friend mentioned wanting one. everytime he tried to explain it I said, “oooohhhh, you mean a bagel.”
— Dominique Matti (@mominiquematti) January 8, 2019
When I was a young teen my family and I moved into a very affluent suburb with a ton of little kids. I put out flyers everywhere saying I had extensive babysitting training when in fact I had just read all the Babysitters Club books. I ended up be an awesome babysitter tbh
— Tracy Peak (@tpeak10) January 9, 2019
When I was like 16 I brought my French exchange student, Clémence, to a Tom Petty amphitheater concert and told the guards that she had just arrived that very day and it was her dream to see him. We both got in without tickets. (She had no idea who Tom Petty was.)
— Kelli María Korducki (@kelkord) January 8, 2019
I regularly tell men they’re funny to get laid
— Harriet Marsden (@harriet1marsden) January 8, 2019