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  • #41
    I don't even lie IRL - unless you count the socially polite beige lies:
    "Nice haircut..No, you don't look too fat in that..."

    Too hard to keep up the backstory on the Big Stuff.
    *friend of bar.ka*RIP all my lovely boys, gone too soon:
    Steppin' Out 1988-2004
    Hey Vern! 1982-2009, Cash's Bay Threat 1994-2009
    Sam(Jaybee Altair) 1994-2015


    • #42
      Originally posted by Come Shine View Post
      This has been bugging me all day. What on earth is the funny song about the guy making up all this stuff for his on-line persona about how amazing he is, that is all lies? I can't think of it and it's driving me crazy.
      Kenny Chesney.
      A good horseman doesn't have to tell anyone...the horse already knows.

      Might be a reason, never an excuse...


      • #43
        Didn't that have to do with an online dating site?
        Thus do we growl that our big toes have, at this moment, been thrown up from below!


        • #44
          No. I really am this charming, witty and humble IRL.
          bar.ka think u al.l. susp.ect
          free bar.ka and tidy rabbit


          • #45
            Thank you BR!

            Off topic but my friend's husband used pictures from their honeymoon when he put up his 'dating' profile. She was not impressed.


            • #46
              Originally posted by Come Shine View Post
              Thank you BR!

              Off topic but my friend's husband used pictures from their honeymoon when he put up his 'dating' profile. She was not impressed.
              Not Kenny, Brad Paisley.

              I do not lie, I don't even embellish. I either say nothing or speak the truth when it may hurt someone. Makes for really bad horse sales or none actually.

              I really despise liars or those who embellish to the point of lying.


              • #47
                Originally posted by BuddyRoo View Post
                Kenny Chesney.

                Brad Paisley.
                Cute video...has Jason Alexander as the liar in it. Funny star appearances.
                I love Brad Paisley...cracks me up with his funny songs/videos.
                You jump in the saddle,
                Hold onto the bridle!
                Jump in the line!


                • #48
                  There is a difference between lying about who you are and simply not posting all your personal info for everyone to ogle over. There is nothing wrong with keeping some things to yourself.

                  I do not lie about who I am, frankly I don't see a reason for it.
                  My blog: Crackerdog Farm


                  • #49
                    Originally posted by Laurierace View Post
                    I have enough trouble keeping the truth straight, no way I could remember lies too.
                    That's exactly what I was going to post, you beat me to it!


                    • #50
                      Originally posted by 2DogsFarm View Post
                      I don't even lie IRL - unless you count the socially polite beige lies:
                      "Nice haircut..No, you don't look too fat in that..."

                      Too hard to keep up the backstory on the Big Stuff.
                      Ughh, I can't even do the polite "beige" lying.
                      It doesn't come out right, so better don't ask me if you don't want the truth or just a nothing mumble.
                      I am afraid I have insulted a few people saying what I think, that I didn't think mattered, when it was obvious to all.

                      As for giving your real number and other IRL particulars, that I don't think has anything to do with lying.
                      If someone has a public life, some goods or services they offer to the public, of course they want known who they are.
                      The rest of us, we like to keep our privacy, without that implying we are lying by not disclosing that to all and any out there.


                      • #51
                        I don't lie. Truth is stranger than fiction anyway.

                        And the alter ego I've created in my mind is one of those lovely women who always downplays the fact that she is wealthy, thin, gorgeous and descended from royalty and sh(m)e would never brag about those things. Especially not on CoTH. She's much too busy out living her awesome life to spend 9+ hours clicking "Today's Posts".


                        • #52
                          It really is so much easier to tell the truth than it is to lie. I don't know how people can fabricate entire lives-they certainly have much better imaginations than I do!

                          For one thing, I couldn't live with the guilt of knowing I was purposely being deceiptful to someone else.

                          I also really suck at lying. Every part of my body gives it away. I once took an acting class with my daughter where we were filmed. If I didn't believe in what I was saying, I would literally contort my mouth. It was pretty funny to watch.


                          • #53
                            I don't lie or mislead...ever...anywhere...about anything. The only requirement I have of people is honesty. Everything else is the icing.
                            Ride like you mean it.


                            • #54
                              I really try not to lie, especially online. The world is small and posts are forever, and you will eventually be caught out.

                              Now, when Mr. Kestrel says "I told my Mom that we would be happy to have dinner with her on Valentine's Day", I am lying when I say "that's fine dear". I say that because she's 82 and some of her other kids don't spend any time with her, so I guess it sort of is ok and not totally a lie.


                              • #55
                                I almost checked the multiple personality box- b/c I thought that was funny LOL. But no, I don't lie here, about my ID or anything.

                                Met a few COTHers in real life, a few COTHers from my area I think I know who they are IRL.
                                Unrepentant carb eater


                                • #56
                                  Originally posted by kari View Post
                                  Frig no. Why bother?
                                  I am here to learn and laugh...and I do plenty of both.
                                  I've met several people from COTH IRL, and they know i'm the real deal...

                                  Speaking of online lying... Did anyone see the movie CATFISH? Saw it this weekend and that took online lying to a whole super freaky, holycraphowdoesanyonehaveenoughtimeforthat level...
                                  I've been watching the TV show based on it over the past couple days, which has definitely made recent events on COTH more entertaining!

                                  As I said on the other thread, I'd be really stupid to lie on here, since I have met so many posters... the horse community is not that large.
                                  "Remain relentlessly cheerful."

                                  Graphite/Pastel Portraits


                                  • #57

                                    What is the point, I try to interact with people the same way I do in real life. I am the same as I am in real life.
                                    No delusions of grandeur here!


                                    • #58
                                      In my real life as a District Court Judge, people place their hand on the bible, look me in the eye and swear to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth so help them God.....then they turn around an lie the minute the get on the witness stand.

                                      I deal with white lies, big whopping lies and everything in between all day long. The last thing I care to do is get on an anonymous horse board and lie. Moreover, I would appreciate it if everyone else could be on the up and up at least regarding the relevant stuff. I rely on much of the information I get on the boards.


                                      • #59
                                        My very senior, almost ancient pony boarder's owner is on COTH. What you see is what you get.


                                        • #60
                                          no, I am just as boring in real life, however at work I can tell some good bs on the phone when needed