I told my coworker that im younger than I actually am, and he caught me lying. - Social Anxiety Forum
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I told my coworker that im younger than I actually am, and he caught me lying.


A couple of days ago a coworker (who is only 19) who was teaching me a different role at work asked me how old I was. I said I was 22 and that im almost 23 (because im ashamed of all the time I have wasted, and I hate being older and still stuck in my ****ty life) but im actually 23, almost 24. Then he asked me, so when did you graduate, being the dumbass that I am I quickly said 2014. Then he asked me what year I was born I said 1996 because I knew he had caught me lying already. He continued on normally, but i know he knows i lied.

I have been thinking about this all day, for the past couple of days. Idk why i decided to lie. He probably thinks im a loser.
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That's not the worst lie in the world, but it does imply that a lie was committed.
It's a wait and see kind of thing. See if he trusts you,

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What would you have gotten out of him believing that? Does one year really draw the line for being a loser to you?

That sounds awkward.

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Or he could think you're bad at math. Honestly a year difference could be a slip, not an intended lie. I doubt he thought much about it
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^ Yeah, if someone messed up their age by one year younger I'd assume they got their age wrong by accident or poor memory. Because I can't begin to imagine why someone would bother to lie about one year. To the vast majority of people, 22 or 23 or 24 is all the same part of life and the expectations are not significantly different.

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Other day my coworkers were asking me if I remembered where I was during 9/11. I messed that up a lot

"I was in 9th grade" - Wrong
"I mean 9 years old in 3rd grade" - still wrong
"Actually I think it was 2nd grade. How old was I in 2nd grade?"

At this point it was embarrasing lol and I was just thinking, why do I bother talking 😂

My point is... getting ages confused happens and years as well. So don't overthink it. I doubt his first thought was "ah this person is lying"

But maybe let this be a lesson to not lie about that sort of thing.
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Honestly to me it doesn't sound like you don't know hold you are :P

I am not sure which is worse

(I am joking of course, I wouldn't worry)
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You lied by 1 year and this happened days ago...I'm pretty sure your coworker isn't even thinking about this.
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You could have said "Almost 23" and not have been actually lying. Even if you're 23 and a half, you still qualify as "almost 23" Almost doesn't have to only go in one direction. If you're driving and you just barely hit another car, you almost missed it.

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Other day my coworkers were asking me if I remembered where I was during 9/11. I messed that up a lot

"I was in 9th grade" - Wrong
"I mean 9 years old in 3rd grade" - still wrong
"Actually I think it was 2nd grade. How old was I in 2nd grade?"

At this point it was embarrasing lol and I was just thinking, why do I bother talking 😂

My point is... getting ages confused happens and years as well. So don't overthink it. I doubt his first thought was "ah this person is lying"

But maybe let this be a lesson to not lie about that sort of thing.
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You should tell him you're 18 with 6 years experience.






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You lied by 1 year and this happened days ago...I'm pretty sure your coworker isn't even thinking about this.
Absolutely this. Don't forget that "normal" people do not sit around ruminating about conversations like we do.

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Absolutely this. Don't forget that "normal" people do not sit around ruminating about conversations like we do.
I'm normal and I totally sit around ruminating about conversations.

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You lied about your age by one year then told him your actual birth date?

Bruh


It's okay 22, 23, 24 it's not that much of a difference to worry about.
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It's okay 22, 23, 24 it's not that much of a difference to worry about.
For simplicity, I just say that everything from 20-30 is all the same and 30-40 and so forth. One or two years doesn't make that much difference unless you're under 18 or over 60. Like I have told people before that I was 27 (when I was 27, that is) and they're like "So? Why do I need to know you're 27?"

And then the conversation moves on to things that matter. Like the weather.

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Fwiw, my sister (normal, roughly) has no clue how old she is. She keeps telling people she's 32 and I'm like 'You're 31, ffs'. She also tells people I'm 34 when I'm only 33.

What's a bit weird is that your coworker immediately asked what year you graduated and what year you were born. Is that a normal thing? Because I've had 'how old are you?' but never been pressed on it. I've been asked when my birthday is, but I'm vague about that for anxiety reasons.

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No big deal honestly, one year off big woop. When people ask me how old I am, since i dont pay attention to birthdays anymore, Ill say Im 27 or sometimes 28 cause I forget and at that moment in conversation ill just pick one and im too lazy to do the simple math. Even at this moment as I type this, i forget if Im 27 or 28, its one of the 2 lol and if they catch me being wrong ill just say same thing lol

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