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Friday fun: two truths and a lie: which one is the lie? Edited

Monique vdB Community Manager Oct 19, 2017

For this week's Friday fun thread, I challenge everyone to post three things about themselves -- two that are true, one that is a lie. 

I'll get us started in the answers section and see if you can guess what I'm lying about. :) 

Subscribe to Friday fun by following this link and clicking "Create alert."

11 answers

1 vote
Monique vdB Community Manager Oct 19, 2017

1. I was once an extra on the U.S. version of The Office.

2. I've been cage-diving with great white sharks.

3. I was valedictorian of my high school class. 

I don't think you've been in The Office

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Tyler T Atlassian Team Oct 19, 2017

Sharks?

Thomas Schlegel Community Leader Oct 20, 2017

I am guessing, you've never been cage-diving with sharks.

Erica Moss Community Manager Oct 20, 2017

My vote is for "The Office." 😉

Monique vdB Community Manager Oct 20, 2017

I can't reveal the real answer until @pb guesses. :) 

Stephanie Grice Community Manager Oct 20, 2017

Hmmmm #3

Bridget Community Manager Oct 20, 2017

@Philippe Beaudette (.me) we're dying here!!

#3.  :) . --- WAIT!  CHANGING MY VOTE -  #1!  (You've been on set, but not an extra, AFAIK)

(oh, and I added mine.)

Monique vdB Community Manager Oct 20, 2017

@pb and @Stephanie Grice I can't believe you doubted my valedictorian status even for a moment. That one is true.

And here I am heading into the shark cage:

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#1 is indeed the lie, but here I am at Pam Beesly's desk:

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pb Atlassian Team Oct 20, 2017

Hah, I got it right in the end!

Erica Moss Community Manager Oct 23, 2017

AMAZING.

1 vote

A people based one for me

1.  I went to university with one of Atlassian's Leadership Team

2. I used to make tea for Sandi Shaw

3. I got a lift from Richard Hammond (Top Gear) while I was working for the BBC

Tyler T Atlassian Team Oct 19, 2017

Hoping #3 is not a lie

AnnWorley Atlassian Team Oct 19, 2017

I am guessing you never made tea for Sandie Shaw because you didn't mention any details.

If #1 is true, I am dying to know who?

Monique vdB Community Manager Oct 19, 2017

I am guessing #1 is the lie

Oh, excellent, three responses, all three doubting a different one :-)

Is there a rule for when we admit which one is a lie?

Thomas Schlegel Community Leader Oct 20, 2017

I also think, #1 is false. 

The others are so British... they can't be wrong :-)

Erica Moss Community Manager Oct 20, 2017

I like @Thomas Schlegel's logic. I say #1 is the lie, too.

Monique vdB Community Manager Oct 20, 2017

@Nic Brough _Adaptavist_ there's no rule, although I'm going to wait until the end of the day for mine!

pb Atlassian Team Oct 20, 2017

I'm going with #1.

Ok, so...

1.  I went to university with one of Atlassian's Leadership Team

I wrote the question while sitting in a bar on Bold Street, which is, as Helen Russel can attest to, a road every alumni of Liverpool University is familiar with.

2. I used to make tea for Sandi Shaw

Sandie Shaw worked with my mum when she was training to become a psychotherapist.  She often visited mum at home, so I made tea.

3. I got a lift from Richard Hammond (Top Gear) while I was working for the BBC

I signed him through security when his card didn't work.  It was my colleague who got the lift.

1 vote
AnnWorley Atlassian Team Oct 19, 2017

Guess which one is B.S:

  1. I studied art in London as a youth.
  2. I got married in a helicopter in Las Vegas.
  3. I used to work at Shell Oil in Martinez, CA
Monique vdB Community Manager Oct 19, 2017

I'm really torn on this. I feel like #3 is too mundane to be a lie and #2 is too weird to be a lie. So I guess I'll go with #1? Tricky!

3 is something that feels like it could be true, but you've altered a detail to turn it into a lie.  Like you did work for an oil company in CA, but it was BP-Amaco, rather than Shell.

(I admit, I used that trick in one of my three)

Thomas Schlegel Community Leader Oct 20, 2017

Hmm, there is such a thing as a helicopter wedding (btw, do they throw the bridal bouquet out of the helicopter to see, who's next? :-) ), but did you do that? Weird, but true, I think.

I've got a feeling that you are interested more in in art, than in oil, don't know why, so I vote for #3.   

  

Erica Moss Community Manager Oct 20, 2017

I think #1 is the lie!

Monique vdB Community Manager Oct 20, 2017

@Nic Brough _Adaptavist_ I feel that way about #1. What if she studied art in Prague? What if she studied nuclear physics in London? 

As an ex-oil person, I also was biased by the same thought Thomas had.  Art is far more interesting...

AnnWorley Atlassian Team Oct 20, 2017

I have never worked at an oil company but I lived in Martinez, CA. 

Love,

Ann

1 vote
Thomas Schlegel Community Leader Oct 20, 2017

Here are mine:

  1. A literary character has been created after me
  2. I went bungee jumping years ago (but only once)
  3. I've never seen any ocean in real life until I was 18 years old. 
Erica Moss Community Manager Oct 20, 2017

I say #3!

Monique vdB Community Manager Oct 20, 2017

I think #2 is the lie

I vote for #2.  Because you've been many times :-)

#1 is the truth. When I was 18 years old, I had a girlfriend. It was the time when I had my coming-out and it was somehow difficult. Years later, she wrote a book about these times and it was released by a big German publisher. Strange feeling to read one's life in a book...

#3 is also true. I grew up in a small village in the German South, far away from every ocean and my parents liked to spend their holidays on mountains.

#2 is the lie, as Monique and Nic guessed. I've never done bungee jumping in my life.

Jodi LeBlanc Community Leader Dec 02, 2018

I conquered my fear of heights bungee jumping - you should try it 😱

0 votes
Bridget Community Manager Oct 20, 2017

Hi, y'all! I'm brand-new to the Atlassian team (Day #5 woop woop!). So hopefully, my truths are still shrouded in at least a little bit of mystery. Here goes:

1. I've authored three, 200+ paged Harry Potter FanFiction novels

2. My grandparents are professional Bridge players which is why my parents named me Bridget

3. I don't have a spleen

Monique vdB Community Manager Oct 20, 2017

omg #2 is hilarious and I hope it's true. But I'm going to guess it's the lie. 

Monique vdB Community Manager Oct 20, 2017

Wait no, I'm guessing the lie is #1. NEW GUESS.

Thomas Schlegel Community Leader Oct 20, 2017

I think, it is #2, just a feeling

btw, welcome @Bridget and a big hello from Germany 😀

Bridget Community Manager Oct 20, 2017

Thanks, Thomas! I've heard so many good things about you already, A big hallo from San Francisco :) 

 

#1 is the lie! (Although it's more of a fib...I wrote a TON of FF but never any novels!) @Monique vdB I'll bring ya a prize on Monday.

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Monique vdB Community Manager Oct 20, 2017

@Bridget I thought it was a lie because you spelled it "FanFiction" and all the other fic writers I know don't use capitalization. I thought that was the tell! 

Stephanie Grice Community Manager Oct 20, 2017

^^ Classic Valedictorian 

pb Atlassian Team Oct 20, 2017

Good point, Grice.

Monique vdB Community Manager Oct 24, 2017

@Bridget don't forget my prize. I hope it's more information about what kind of fic you wrote. :) 

0 votes
Stephanie Grice Community Manager Oct 20, 2017

1. My mom's cousin is Stephen King's executive assistant

2. My mom's cousin is Dan Brown's executive assistant

3. My first "real" job after college was selling lumber

pb Atlassian Team Oct 20, 2017

#3 seems just real enough to be... real.

It's clearly either 1 or 2, because they're both 'writer/celeb' related.... unless your mom's cousin is a slacker who moves from writer/celeb to writer/celeb.  

I'm going with #2.

Thomas Schlegel Community Leader Oct 21, 2017

But maybe she's working for the publisher that is publishing books of both, King and Brown. 

I vote for #3.

Stephanie Grice Community Manager Oct 24, 2017

@Thomas Schlegel I was hoping someone would fall for that!! Mwahaha!

 

The lie is #2... no Dan Brown contacts that I know of!

0 votes
pb Atlassian Team Oct 20, 2017

I'll play.

 

#1.  (Sticking with @Stephanie Grice's stephen king theme....) My grandmother lives down the road from Stephen King's home in Maine.

 

#2.  I am an absolute adrenaline junkie - sky diving, roller coasters, swimming with sharks, you name it, I'm there.

 

#3.  I play the pipe organ.  yeah, like this.  Yeah, for FUN.  

Monique vdB Community Manager Oct 20, 2017

I will be shocked if #2 is true!

Thomas Schlegel Community Leader Oct 21, 2017

I also think #2

if not, you should enter the shark cage together with Monique or come to South Germany where you can find Europe's biggest theme park with great roller coasters. I'll take a ride with you 😀

pb Atlassian Team Oct 21, 2017

you're both wrong.  

I do indeed play the organ... and it put me through college. 

And.... I freakin' love roller coasters. Zip lines.  Shark swimming.  Bungee jumping.  Meetings with @Monique vdB. Anything that gets adrenaline going.  

(and my grandmother doesn't live near Stephen King... but my ex's does!)

Erica Moss Community Manager Oct 23, 2017

Actually lol'd at the comment about meetings with Monique.

0 votes
Erica Moss Community Manager Oct 26, 2017

Late to the game, but here we go:

1. I won a beautiful baby contest when I was six months old.

2. I had perfect attendance in high school.

3. In 2001, I met Justin Timberlake and JC Chasez from *NSYNC.

Monique vdB Community Manager Oct 26, 2017

Late is fine, these threads are evergreen! (Hmm, maybe I should consider not naming them after a specific day of the week...)

Guessing the lie is #2. 

pb Atlassian Team Oct 26, 2017

The lie is totally #3.  Of course she'd have perfect attendance.  And beautiful baby?  I mean, c'mon.   (i'm not dumb... i'm not debating that one.)

Erica Moss Community Manager Oct 30, 2017

@pb wins. 😄

0 votes

Monique said late is fine, so here I go! Which one is the lie?:


1. I built my own robot during my years in University.
2. I first moved abroad when I turned 22.
3. I suffer from Aichmophobia (fear of needles or pointed objects).

miikhy Community Leader Jan 30, 2018

Late comment is also fine I guess!

I'd go with #2, even if #3 seems pretty "liable" as well haha

Ana Retamal Atlassian Team Jan 31, 2018

Hi @miikhy! Number 1 and 2 are true! The lie is the number 3, I'm not afraid of needles or pointed objects :) I learned a new word that day!!

What are your two truths and one lie? 

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Scott Theus Community Leader Dec 03, 2018

One for the 2018 Advent calendar...

Two truths and a lie...

  1. I've been a line chef in a Chinese restaurant
  2. I only have 8 fingers, having sacrificed the last two on my left hand to my table saw. 
  3. I went ice-kayaking in Lake Erie in January

Think you know?

Monique vdB Community Manager Dec 03, 2018

I'm going to guess 1 is the lie because it was really an all-night diner. 

(Also my grandfather was a carpenter and was missing about a finger and a half himself.) 

Thomas Schlegel Community Leader Dec 03, 2018

Well, you told us already in another thread that you‘re building wooden kayaks, so I think #3 is right. On that thread, you posted a photo of a left hand holding a wooden pencil - if this is your hand, #2 is wrong, the hand is complete.

So I think, 2 is the lie.

Monique vdB Community Manager Dec 03, 2018

We have a detective over here!

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Scott Theus Community Leader Dec 04, 2018

@Thomas Schlegel you did your homework!

@Monique vdB I really did cook in a Chinese restaurant for a couple of years in my 20's. I left because the boss kept trying to get me to marry her "cousin" so she could get her green card and it became rather uncomfortable.

Oh...And I almost had a really bad accident this weekend when a board pinched the blade and jerked on my saw, so it would have been true even with previous photographic evidence. I let go in time, so I saved my fingers but ruined the work piece...a fair trade.

Thomas Schlegel Community Leader Dec 04, 2018

@Scott Theus - In preparation to the Advent Calender, I looked at every single friday fun thread - maybe you'll find your kayak behind another door this month ;-)

0 votes
Jack Community Leader Dec 04, 2018

I missed this the first time around thanks to @Thomas Schlegel advent calendar I found my way here...

  1. I am an only child
  2. I have survived three vehicle crashes
  3. I am an accomplished cook
Monique vdB Community Manager Dec 10, 2018

@Jack I think #2 is the lie. (Since you are now an undead skeleton, you clearly only survived two of them.) 

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Jack Community Leader Dec 10, 2018

well I love the logic but that one is true enough (two cars, one motorcycle)

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