Thursday, June 05, 2008

Time to come clean

Did you hear about the guy from Somerville who was pretending to be a former NBA player?

"A man in the Boston area who has been passing himself off as a former NBA player and Sonics front-office employee told the Seattle Post-Intelligencer he is an impostor.
Ronnie Craven of Somerville, Mass., went by the name Jeff Turner. When contacted by the Seattle paper he says he misrepresented himself on an online dating site and lied to women for sex."


Heh. I guess now's a good time for me to make a similar revelation: I'm actually not a Miami Dolphins cheerleader. I'm a model/flight attendant.

8 comments:

nad said...

Related question - at a bar, when someone you're talking to, but you're not interested asks what you do, what's the best story you've ever told? In my pre-JB days it used to be a contest among my friends to come up with the most absurd story to tell. For a long time I was a rodeo clown: 'It's an awesome gig, I'm stuck here in Chicago on a layover.'

eileen said...

I'm a terrible liar, so I think the only time I tried doing this, I said I was a bank teller. Not very exciting.

J.R. said...

my buddy roderick once told a girl he was the backup shortstop for the giants and had founded a company on the side with some of his extra cash (which was actually his real company). She tracked down the company via the web and started calling him at work asking to talk to the "owner" Mr. Tom Roderick. Classic backfire. We gave him shit for months.

KcM said...

I am neither Han Solo nor Mos Def, although I've been mistaken for both.

Kim said...

That's a good lie, Eileen. Always tell them you work in finance.

(This is only funny if you watch The Office.)

jay said...

I once had a girl convinced I was a pet therapist. Yeah, she wasn't so bright..

Liz said...

Actually when guys say they work in banking, its really fun to assume they mean "bank teller" and ask them bank teller related questions. Nothing pisses a full-of-himself-investment-banker off more. Its really awesome.

eileen said...

Liz, that's great! Also, you can really throw an anstronomer off if you start asking them about signs of the Zodiac.