Liar Liar

A co-worker told me horrible news before the weekend. There was an accident where her sister works and scalding hot cooking oil was spilled all over her, sending her to the hospital with 3rd degree burns. She gave me an elaborate story about how her sister was a supervisor at A&W when a car crashed into the drive-through spilling the oil on her. She said it happened on April 3rd. My co-worker was finishing her shift and was leaving so I wasn't able to give her much in the way of condolences before she was gone for the day. I decided to see if this horrible occurrence made the news, I checked the internet for stories about cars crashing into a drive-through at an A&W and saw the incident did happen in North Van, on March 16th. I thought it was a bit odd she would get the date of such a traumatic event that wrong. After the weekend, when I saw her again, I asked how her sister was doing. she gave me this blank stare and told me "she's at work". I mentioned the news she gave me on Friday and she laughed and said, "Oh, that was my sister's niece". I told her, on Friday, she specifically said it was her sister. She reiterated with "no, it was my sister's niece". Then she went on with her job. To lie about something like that is odd to be sure, but this woman is a very strict evangelical christian, she goes to church three days a week and got on my case once when I admitted that I like to have a glass of wine at the end of the day to wind down. Lots of tut-tutting about the evils of alcohol. Surly using someone's tragedy for attention would be frowned on at her church? I don't trust my co-worker anymore, I don't even know if the person involved is actually her sister's niece either. I didn't push the issue. I'm an atheist, I have heard her talk about the fates in store for non-believers in the afterlife. I guess her sins will be forgiven and mine won't be? This sort of thing just cements by belief.

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Ummmmm

Apr 11, 2024 at 12:27am

"no, it was my sister's niece"
Then she had to be her niece as well, so obviously made up.

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Pants in deep fryer

Apr 11, 2024 at 7:29am

I’ve worked with many people like this over the years and I’ve found it’s easier for me to just “believe” the bull shit and let them have that space the last thing I want is to be on the bad side of a pathological liar with low self esteem and a evangelical leanings

but yeah I agree it’s super weird

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One Bad Apple Spoiled Your Barrel

Apr 11, 2024 at 7:43am

Of course her sins will be forgiven. All of our sins will be forgiven. Isn't that wonderful? Forgiveness rocks.

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@One Bad Apple

Apr 11, 2024 at 3:26pm

Not according to her, my atheism is a one way ticket to hell, no forgiveness allowed.

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