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Okay, so am I the only one who has dealt with this? Believe me, as I type I am trying to stop, but it’s kind of an addiction I guess you could say. I say things to people to get their reactions… For example…

So I have this friend named Spencer. Our friends and us call ourselves the Peanut Gallery. You see, some of my friends, not including Spencer, hang out at study hall and started our own PG spin off. I asked Spencer if he wanted to see the Cinderella movie, and he was like “Ehhh… it’s kind of a girl thing.” I was disappointed in the heat of the moment, so I said, “Whatever, I’ll just see it with JJ KRABB instead.” and he told me, “Kelly, you’re just saying that to get my reaction, so I am not gonna answer.” And another time I told Spencer I wasn’t gonna take drama the next semester, even though I really was. Spencer told me, “Shut up, Kelly of course you are.” And then the teacher overhead and said, “Don’t just say things to get peoples’ reactions Kelly. It’s not good” or something like that.
So, I recently got back from a Mexico trip right? and it just wasn’t my day, but it was the last day of Vacation Bible School. I told the group I didn’t want to go to the second work site and they just were kinda like, “Whatever.” And I almost didn’t want to go even more since they didn’t like fight for me. Not even my bestie.

Well, anyhoo, I know I need to stop saying things to get people’s reactions. Can you help me? Any advice? Have any of you ever felt you had to do that? It is nice to know I am not alone. Thanks!

April 6, 2015 at 21:50


I do that a lot. I personally don’t see anything wrong with enjoying the sight of surprised people, although that could be just me here. I suggest to definitely not lie about things to shock people, but maybe you could word things strangely so that they’re true, but you still get to have fun with it.

For instance, I’ve previously had a test for heartburn, wherein I drank a liquid that the doctors could see with an x-ray, so they could see what happened when I ate or drank. But what I like do is give someone no context and just tell them that I’ve drank radioactive liquid before. Like that.

And tell your friends that know you have this problem that you no longer are going to lie about things to get a reaction (assuming that’s true). And if you explain your story every time, well, they may really believe you’re not lying anymore. Then you can have fun with it, but it’s not that bad anymore.

I don’t know if you still want to stop getting peoples’ reactions anymore (at least after reading this), though, so this may not help. And if it didn’t, I’m sorry.

April 7, 2015 at 14:07
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