We're all guilty of lying from time to time for our own personal gain. And of course, no one's here to judge you, after all, it's a dog eat dog world so everyone deserves to do a little something to help themselves. But when you think about it, how do you separate an innocent white lie and legit nasty lie? Well, this series of tweets about people lying for personal gain will show you how far people will go in order to get what they want, and honestly, you can't really blame them, some even managed to get married to the love of their life just by fudging the truth a bit.

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Rose
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1 year ago

This is just pure genius!

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Rose
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1 year ago

Fake it 'til you make it!

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Winter's Dream
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1 year ago

As a recovering evangelical, I absolutely love this story!

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FortnitePlayerGirl
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1 year ago

Clever

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kathryn stretton
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1 year ago

Def worth a try. Good for you :)

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yikes
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1 year ago

oh ive done this before, with successful results

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Rose
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1 year ago

whole new meaning to friends with benefits

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C
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1 year ago

This is great until their friends start talking about Barney. Then you have to explain ghosts

glowworm2
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1 year ago

Tell them that they cloned him!

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Marc
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1 year ago

To be honest - That is a no-go. Not only that you are willing to lie to your kids, but telling them that something is dead and let them go through the grieve and the loss, is just an awful thing to do. I am not saying you are bad people, but on this one here, you did something bad. In addition, that for a very selfish reason. I am not the one to cast the first stone, but I hope you at least feel a bit ashamed!

Nicky OldfieldDesciple
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1 year ago (edited)

I cannot understand how some people say lying to their kids is wrong Sometimes it is necessary The best lie my Dad told me was that a book about America I wanted to take to school didn't belong to him so I couldn't take it. The book disappeared soon after that and he said he had given it back. Years later when we were moving into our new house I found the book. I said "I thought you said this was a friend's book and you gave it back ". He took the book from me and said "How old were you when you asked to take the book to school, about 7? Do you think I could have let you or your friends see the picture on page 76?" On page 76 was a full page photo of The lynching of Thomas Shipp and Abram Smith. It was hideous. He was right to lie about that. No child should see that. As for saying Barney's dead; in a way that is sort of a good thing as it prepares them for loss and to know what it like to grieve for when a relative or pet dies which is of course much, much worse.

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Blue Cicada
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1 year ago

My parents would've said: we're tired of watching this stupid shit.

Kriel Kipjes
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1 year ago

LOL

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Nia Loves Art
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1 year ago

That’s just messed up. Why not introduce the kid to other shows instead?

KCN
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1 year ago

Everyone here in our house hated that dumb purple dinosaur.

Jo Choto
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1 year ago

That's hysterically funny.

Cindy Snow
Community Member
1 year ago

Lmao

Rose
Community Member
1 year ago

Why not say, “Barney went on vacation, and no one knows when he’s going to be back”? Barney’s still alive, but you don’t have to watch it, since there won’t be episodes on when he’s on “vacation.”

FortnitePlayerGirl
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1 year ago

That's kinda sad...And dark... Don't give kids that thought.

Nadine
Community Member
1 year ago

My husband told our daughter the Disney music she wanted to listen to wouldn't come in on my car radio.

kathryn stretton
Community Member
1 year ago

Very good idea. Gets the 'dead' story out of the way too. Lol

Mr. Re-in-act-ment
Community Member
1 year ago

"They don't make batteries for your Monkey cymbals toy"

Stephanie Bladyak
Community Member
1 year ago

I don't think I can get on board with this one...

glowworm2
Community Member
1 year ago

Eventually they were going to get into the "Let's kill Barney" phase soon afterwards. So you brought it forward a bit sooner.

KarmaQueen
Community Member
1 year ago

Good one.

Wanda Queen
Community Member
1 year ago

LMAO!

Frozengeckolover
Community Member
1 year ago

I told a Sunday school class full of five year olds Barney died so they would shut up about it.

Sara Kate MacFarland
Community Member
1 year ago

hahahahaha....I know the feeling!

Arran Walker
Community Member
1 year ago

I’m glad Barney wasn’t around until I was already too old to care. And I grew up in Dallas, TX where it was created in 1987. By the time it first aired in 1992, I was almost 15. At school, we just made fun of it’s existence. I’m glad I don't have younger siblings, otherwise we probably would have watched it.

Ana Sullivan
Community Member
1 year ago

I applaud you

Kiss Army
Community Member
1 year ago

I'm not sure how many times I told my son Chuck E. Cheeses was closed for maintenance, training the mouse, a "holiday", etc...

Squall Leonhart
Community Member
1 year ago

No! Barney went out for a walk and never came back!

Yolie V.
Community Member
1 year ago

Reminded me of the hate song: "I hate you, you hate me, let's unite and kill Barney. With a knife to his back and a bullet to his head, let's have a party, Barney's dead."

Arran Walker
Community Member
1 year ago

My junior high and high school are in the RISD, which is partly in Richardson and partly in Dallas. And I lived in North Dallas, so I grew up near ground zero for Barney. By 1992, I was about to turn 15, and at my junior high there was a different song parody. It followed the same idea as the old lesbian playground song.... http://playgroundjungle.com/2009/12/i-love-you-you-love-me.html Except I think they still rhymed “me” with “family” sometimes in order to make it even more “Barney-esque”.

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NWB
Community Member
1 year ago

smart move

Night Shade
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1 year ago

Lol that’s great

Oathbraker
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1 year ago

Barney who? Watch what? Some context would be nice once every 12 posts.

glowworm2
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1 year ago

This is Barney-a giant purple dinosaur who taught kids about things such as jobs, music, etc... barney-5c7...2b5f1b.jpg barney-5c76c7f2b5f1b.jpg

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Alexandra
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1 year ago

i feel like every kid has done this before..i certainly have

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Bluebell Rizzi
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1 year ago

Oh my... this is the smartest thing I've ever read

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Marc
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1 year ago

Everyone has to start somewhere. You cannot enter a job, where they want three years of experience, without ever being able to get that experience. Sometimes you have to fake. At least you read some books and knew what you were doing.

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Hannah Dobbins
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1 year ago

Skills...

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Marc
Community Member
1 year ago

Well, in a way I can understand it. It is not the nicest thing to do, but living on the streets, especially as a kid, must be very hard. In the end, it was "only" 10 bucks on each of them. They might have survived it.

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Hans
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1 year ago

Whixh country does have a curfew for children? Isn't that the choice of the parents?

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Jeff
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1 year ago

*enter mission impossible theme here*

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KarmaQueen
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1 year ago

Mouth drop

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kathryn stretton
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1 year ago

My dad used to do this on nature walks. Found out years later that the 'lesser spotted throat warbler' was a thrush.

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Cassie
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1 year ago

Creepy.

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Jo Choto
Community Member
1 year ago

That reminds me of this 6 year old kid in our neighborhood. He saw a banana and said he didn't know what it was, so we let him eat one. It turned out he didn't know what any fruit was so we were always giving him some. We thought we were doing him a huge favor. Got talking to his mom one day who laughed and said he would say anything to get food and he was familiar with all kinds of fruit! We were so taken for a ride!

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kathryn stretton
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1 year ago

Sneaky, but good result ! Wife !

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Rose
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1 year ago

this one is just kinda sad....

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yikes
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1 year ago

actually, i too am in line for the British throne. I swear. Pinkie promise.

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athornedrose
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1 year ago

i am uncomfortable with that level of manipulation

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kathryn stretton
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1 year ago

Really don't get this. I am definitely old today. :(

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Jo Choto
Community Member
1 year ago

How could you invent Jewish holidays? I mean, there's a calendar. You had a Jewish professor? College staff are really that stupid?

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KarmaQueen
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1 year ago

I call BS on this one

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Emma B
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1 year ago

There is a similar post to this in this BP article that was posted by a man; it has positive comments on it.

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Bluebell Rizzi
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1 year ago

um...

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Tiari
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1 year ago

That’s not lying, it’s stealing.

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Monday
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1 year ago

That entire study lost it's validity that day.

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