Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Liar, liar...

Brad is the king of falsehoods. Let me 'splain.

This morning, he told me that his boss has a miniature horse at home ( a real, live creature) and that this mini-horse has been bred to be strong " like a burro", and in fact his boss has brought in pictures of himself riding said creature. I thought it was a bit odd- but why should I not believe that? I mean, he sounded totally casual. But a moment later, he laughingly confessed that his boss doesn't really ride the mini-horse, but he DOES have one. Whatever.

Later, as we were out doing errands, I saw a car that looked like Nate's and I commented b/c I thought it might be him. But it wasn't. Brad said that Nate has been renting out his car, for $20 a day to his neighbors, whose vehicle had been impounded "or something." I totally believed him AGAIN. Why?! I don't know. The thing is- it's not like he says things TOO casually, because that would be a dead giveaway. He says it like he's just remembered to tell me some really unusual, interesting news. I'm not getting why he loves to make up total lies that have no purpose. He says that it's like shooting fish in a barrel. "It's not like I mean to lie; it just sort of flows out of me..." But the thing is, he can't stand it for more than five minutes and he feels compelled to tell me that he's lying.

Another example of his bizarrity - not his lying bizarrity- but his obsession for truth telling...We saw this commercial the other day for IHOP; they were promoting some new special thing and the commercial showed this waitress bringing out a plate of comestibles, surrounded by a frenzied crowd of reporters - mostly a bevy of photographers, bristling with all kinds of lenses. Brad immediately pointed out that some of the lenses couldn't realistically be used for that kind of thing because " those lenses don't focus on anything closer than five feet." It just struck my funny bone. To be precise, it struck my roll-your-eyes-and-marvel-at-the-weird/needless -attention- to- detail bone. It's kind of like when we're watching a movie that is supposed to take place a hundred years ago, and a train comes along in some scene, and he says something like," That's totally wrong. That train wasn't made for another forty years..." So now, whenever I see a train in a movie, I automatically shout, " That's not real! Anachronism!"

Sigh.

7 comments:

Shay Dawg said...

haha, i'm honestly not a fan of when people point out things like that in the middle of a movie, but it's funny sometimes.
How's the kitty? Kim showed me all the scratches she got =p

Anonymous said...

Beat that boy, REALLY hard! please? :-)

ethan demme said...

I just have to say that mr. brad is just an awesome guy. Period. oh and you're gullible, *which by the way isn't a real word

Anonymous said...

I read/heard somewhere that you become like the 5 people you spend the most time with, so it's inevitable that you notice and remark upon things like that. :)

And next time I see a train in a movie I'm going to wonder if it's historically accurate. Thanks so much. hehe

melbrown said...

"like a burro"??? HA! I loved this post. I miss that penchant for the random tale, on several fronts.

Soj said...

i love ihop. maybe we could take brad there the next time i visit so i could see this lying side of him...

Anonymous said...

Oh, I COMPLETELY understand Brad! LOL! I've done this to Brent for 15 years! I'll just tell him random little facts (lies) and he believes them, hook, line and sinker. It's usually something just like what Brad does . . . Brent will be talking about something random and I'll add in a little "fact" . . . sometimes unusual or strange, but he just believes me (sweet thing that he is). He was once talking about Steve Winwood (an old 80's singer) and I said that Steve Winwood was dead. He was like "really? I hadn't heard that." And I explained how he died, etc. But that time I FORGOT to tell him the truth until a year later. We still laugh about that one.

What's funny is that I'm one of the most honest people I know. I'm honest to a fault . . . I can't keep anything from Brent, ever. So maybe that's why I feel the need to make up funny little lies. Actually, I think it's because I like seeing how gullible he is. :-) Claire, I'm sure Brent would be glad to commiserate with you.