Truth Box

Here on Single Dad Laughing, I started what I call “The Truth Box.” I asked you all to anonymously share a difficult secret that you’ve never told anyone. There were only two sections to fill out on the form. “What everyone thinks is true,” and “what actually is true.”

I’ve shared those every week and will continue to do so, but occasionally I’d like to mix in "other" kinds of truths. And so, this time I asked you to fill out the following two items:

The embarrassing lie I told someone (that I can’t bring myself to confess)

and…

The Truth

These are your Truth Box submissions, embarrassing lies edition. Completely random and exactly as they came in.

These truths aren’t meant to entertain (though some of the ones in this edition are funny). They aren’t meant to bring us down or give us reason to judge each other, either. They’re just an incredible and poignant (though sometimes heavy) reminder that we all do things sometimes that make us more human.

Pulled from the Truth Box: Week 13
Embarrassing Lies Edition

1
The embarrassing lie I told:
I told her I was looking for my keys.
The Truth:
She caught me while I was looking for her journal because I suspected she was having an affair.
2
The embarrassing lie I told:
I had no idea what happened to his favorite shirt.
The Truth:
I walked a block away one night and threw it in a neighbor’s trash because I hated that shirt so much and he ALWAYS wore it.
3
The embarrassing lie I told:
I chipped in from 30 yards back and sunk it in the hole.
The Truth:
I picked up the golfball and threw it onto the green before they came around the trees. It went in the hole and I felt so stupid but had to pretend I was so excited.
4
The embarrassing lie I told:
I was getting up in the middle of the night to get a drink.
The Truth:
I was getting up to go eat leftover pizza.
5
The embarrassing lie I told:
We are friends and it’s all good.
The Truth:
I will never forget her betrayal years back and will never allow her to be a true close friend again. Ever.
6
The embarrassing lie I told:
Once upon ago, I told a guy I couldn’t sleep with him because I had a boyfriend… And I was all kinds of opposed to cheating.
The Truth:
I hadn’t shaved my legs or Gurly bits in 4 days and would’ve been mortified getting down n’ dirty while fuzzy!
7
The embarrassing lie I told:
That i found a baby bunny by the side of the road after its mother got hit by a car and died.
The Truth:
I bought it for 50 cents at a local farm up the road.
8
The embarrassing lie I told:
I’m happy for my friend and her twin pregnancy.
The Truth:
After one of my twins was stillborn I can’t stand to be around her, and I wish she hadn’t gotten pregnant so I could have my friends back,but it just hurts too much to be friends.
9
The embarrassing lie I told:
I love mushrooms.
The Truth:
I told my boyfriend that for some reason on our first date and I really hate them and now I can’t tell him even though he puts them in every dang thing he makes.
10
The embarrassing lie I told:
I had to go to the bathroom so could my friends please pull into the gas station.
The Truth:
I wanted to talk to a guy that they all can’t stand and I left them sitting in the car while I went in the bathroom and talked for like 15 minutes.
11
The embarrassing lie I told:
I’ve only slept with 4 people.
The Truth:
I’ve slept with 25, including your brother and your cousin.
12
The embarrassing lie I told:
Years ago I had a job at a restaurant, and I quit pretty suddenly. I told my boyfriend (now fiance) that it was because it was a stressful job.
The Truth:
The head server hit on me every day, and I played along. But one day he flashed me! Throughout that day he kept trying to convince me to go home with him. It was too much so I quit.
13
The embarrassing lie I told:
I’ve had a threesome.
The Truth:
I never have.
14
The embarrassing lie I told:
I made my mom think I was way more popular than I was in high school.
The Truth:
No boys wanted to date me.
15
The embarrassing lie I told:
I told my best friend that I CHOOSE not to talk to our mutual friend because I am tired of his games.
The Truth:
I told him I loved him and he stopped talking to me.
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Dan Pearce is an American-born author, app developer, photographer, and artist. This blog, Single Dad Laughing, is what he's most known for, with more than 1.4 million daily subscribers as of 2017. Pearce writes mostly humorous and introspective works, as well as his musings which span from fatherhood, to dating, to life, to the people and dynamics of society. Single Dad Laughing is much more than a blog. It's an incredible community of people just being real and awesome together!