Used to work with a guy who would make up outrageous lies to get out early usually involving his kids. One time his eldest son beat up a drug dealer who was outside the school gates and got sent home. Another time his middle kid had tried to steal their car and drove it through their garage door. Always happened at around lunchtime on a Friday.
He also claimed that his wife was head buyer for Dixon’s and would offer people electronics for free which she had been given as samples but they never materialised. He did once bring in a Bose Bluetooth speaker to give as a sales incentive prize. Pretty certain he had just bought it that morning. Made me kind of sad because I didn’t understand why he felt the need to follow through like that.
At a trade show once he left his phone unlocked on the table and someone took the opportunity to look at his photos. He only had one; a plate of baked beans.