Does this ever happen to you? Have you ever done this? When and why?
Every day, on DiS.
Any time anyone has thought I am being unintelligent it’s because I’ve been pretending
Only when plebeians ask me questions about my trilby (nota bene not a Fedora) that they wouldn’t understand the answer to anyway.
When I’ve done something wrong and don’t want to accept the blame.
I’ve mentioned this countless times on this community forum, but I constantly downplay my knowledge of football in front of the bulk of my friends, who are either startlingly middle class or gay, or both - ie not only uninterested, but I presume holding a negative opinion of football fans, perhaps unfairly. Not intelligence as such, but it’s the best I can do.
I do it regularly in a work context. If I want information from a court or government department or a bank that I know they’re not obliged to give to me, I’ll pretend I’m not a professional but a lay person who hasn’t got a clue. It mostly works.
I also pretend to not notice queues so I can queue barge. Only get called out occasionally.
Is it an Audi or BMW that you drive?
I can’t drive. I only queue barge pedestrians.
I used to do this all the time as a kid and then it stuck and now I’m stupid