Biggest Lie You've Ever Heard?

Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by student_trap, Jul 4, 2005.

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  1. student_trap macrumors 68000


    Mar 14, 2005
    'Ol Smokey, UK
    Hey all,
    I was just thinking about this time when a few mates and i convinced another friend who didn't know anyone that one of us was the son of a billionaire. The guy who was pretending then ad-libbed a story so tall you would think that no one would believe it - but the acting was so good that the guy totally fell for it (he still doesn't know the truth!)!

    This got me to thinking what the biggest load of bull someone has told YOU? Or have you been the one telling tall tales you thought you would never get away with?

    I remember also when the 4th gen ipods came out, i went to the local store a few days later and the sales guy tried to convince me that the 3rd gen model was going to be here for ages - and i should buy one!

    So also, whats the biggest load of rubbish a sales person has used to try and trick you into buying something?
  2. Uma888 macrumors 6502

    Jan 10, 2005
    Birmingham, United Kingdom
    the biggest lies iv heard,

    "sadaam hussain has wmd's and can launch them within 45mins"

    "dr kelly commited suicide"

    "princess diana has been killed in a road accident"

    "Service Pack 2 enhances security"

    A sales person based lies:

    "You need the extended warranty"

    "if you buy today, we can sort you out a deal" (which usually means you spending a bit more money :p

    "its better if you use our finaince options rather than use you credit card"

    "the more mhz/ghz your computer has, the faster it is"

    those are just some :p
  3. student_trap thread starter macrumors 68000


    Mar 14, 2005
    'Ol Smokey, UK

    kicking myself that i didn't mention that!
  4. 5300cs macrumors 68000


    Nov 24, 2002
  5. AmigoMac macrumors 68020


    Aug 5, 2003
    Top lies of the last years...

    I sent you the email, if you didn't get it, it should be a problem with the server.

    I forgot your email.

    I'll call you back.

    My battery is over.

    My PC got a virus and had to format the HD, TWICE!!! (When excusing a homework delay) (Not really a lie if you use windows) ;) (Take care of your butt if your teacher knows you have a Mac).

    There's a lot of traffic!!

    3GHz in 1 year!!!! - SJ WWDC 2003!! :D
  6. efoto macrumors 68030

    Nov 16, 2004
    Cloud 9 (-6)
    Well I forget the thread, and forget who actually started it, but it was an April Fools lie in which a member here posted about his girlfriend leaving him, taking all of his stuff (including Apple computers) and his dog or something....pretty damn funny. It got a little more serious when another member posted how he understood because his girlfriend had just left him (seriously) so the thread was ended out of respect, but for the bit it ran it was really funny.

    Other than that, I have heard
    "French (language) is easy, you'll pick it up in no time."
    Me: "Why do you hate Apple?" Friend: "I don't know, I can't use their OS." Me: :rolleyes:
    Friend: "Quit talking about my mom, she isn't hot." (Turns out she was a bombshell, none of us knew it and we had just started joking randomly about her to frustrate our friend.....MILF if I ever saw one :p)
  7. iBlue macrumors Core


    Mar 17, 2005
    London, England
  8. Sun Baked macrumors G5

    Sun Baked

    May 19, 2002
    MicroSoft, "a leading innovator in the industry." :confused:
  9. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

    Jan 6, 2004
    from the rednecks and government at least, but there are some that are educated (most of the time)
  10. asif786 macrumors 65816


    Jun 17, 2004
    London, UK.
    oh my gosh, the memories of school! i totally used to use that one all the time.

    or: 'the attachment must be too big for the server' <--that was my fav heh.
  11. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus


    Jan 9, 2004
    Grand Rapids, MI, USA
    Oh my gosh, that was a joke? I never saw the thread after the very beginning. Eeep. :rolleyes: :eek: :(

    And I have known people who did similar things too.... and was almost or sort of caught in the middle of it once.

    But yeah, I guess I could've seen it being really funny anyway! :)

    I'll have to chime in my vote for the WMDs one, along with the extended lie that linked Afghanistan to Al-Qaeda and made the primary objective there to supposedly capture Bin Laden and the people responsible for 9/11....
  12. iGary Guest


    May 26, 2004
    Randy's House
    "I never got your voicemail."

    Uh huh. :rolleyes:

    "That's not what we originally agreed on."

    Sure. :rolleyes:
  13. devilot Moderator emeritus


    May 1, 2005
    Biggest lie I ever told and got away w/: essentially, "I have kidney failure and as such have been missing class to see different specialists, get tested, and will probably be unable to complete 2/3 of the assignments by the end of the term."

    <hangs head in shame> Don't hate me, please. :(

    Biggest lie I've been fed and fell for, "I love you, and I would never cheat on you."
  14. iBlue macrumors Core


    Mar 17, 2005
    London, England
    right :D but [​IMG] anyway [haha]

    (yeah I made it, and wanted an excuse to post it)
  15. devilot Moderator emeritus


    May 1, 2005
    Aww that's cute! No excuses needed! :D
  16. mgargan1 macrumors 65816


    Feb 22, 2003
    Reston, VA
    how can you tell when a salesman is lying?

    when his mouth is open...
  17. mpw Guest

    Jun 18, 2004
    In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
    And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.
    And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.
    And God saw the light, that it was good.......etc. etc. etc. :D
  18. skunk macrumors G4


    Jun 29, 2002
    Republic of Ukistan
    It would be churlish to begrudge you your memories...
  19. jalagl macrumors 6502a


    Jun 5, 2003
    Costa Rica
    The best one I've heard was from a salesperson at Fry's in Palo Alto. I was looking for a headset to use with skype, so I asked one of the sales guys where I would find one. He took me to the right place, and then he started to tell me about the features of the headsets. Now, I was expecting he said something about the quality of the mike, how clear it sounded, etc.. instead the conversation went something like this.

    Me: Yes, I'm looking for a headset that's not too expensive
    SalesGuy: I recommend this one (~$30).
    Me: What advantages does it have?
    SalesGuy: The biggest problem with Skype is the delay in communication. With this headset, since it has higher quality, the voice travels faster, so the communication is better and there is less delay when the person at the other side hears you ...

    Me: ...
    Me: ...
    Me: Ok, I'll take this $20 Logitechs.. thanks for the help! (and ran to the cashier)

    And yes, this is a standard headset, the one that plugs into the line in and headphone out jack ... I have no clue what that guy was saying if he was just lying or didn't really have a clue what he was selling.
  20. iMeowbot macrumors G3


    Aug 30, 2003
    No jobs will be lost as a result of the merger.
  21. Peterkro macrumors 68020


    Aug 17, 2004
    Communard de Londres
    Nixons "there will be no whitewash at the whitehouse" has got to rate up there.Mind you I've never heard a politician speak the truth.The WMD ones just recent examples of outright lies which resulted in thousands of deaths.
  22. Brother Michael macrumors 6502a

    Brother Michael

    Apr 14, 2004
  23. keysersoze macrumors 68000


    Jan 6, 2004
    "I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Ms. Lewinsky."
  24. Giaguara macrumors 6502a

    Nov 22, 2002
    "I am about to leave her." (an ex)

    "Finding files on your hard drive with Spotlight is easy (as 'easier than finding files in 10.3')."

    "Free for life" (.Mac)
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