Those of you who read my blog regularly will know that I try to avoid lying. When I do, I get into trouble.
If you not are aware of this then I will give you a moment to catch up. You can read the whole story here …
… all caught up? Good.
I would like to thank all of you who chipped in with some advice. I really appreciated it.
After much soul searching, I decided that I would come clean to Jason (but not the others) as he was the most vocal about going for the meal and I knew would understand why I lied. Then I could gradually phase out the fake girlfriend from conversation until she has been entirely forgotten about.
So I had a meeting with Jason on Monday. As I am in charge of recruitment for our small company I needed to his input on some recruitment issues.
After business was taken care of, I came clean and told him everything.
He said he understood and said that he would help me in sweeping this whole matter under the rug. He said he had an idea that would diffuse the situation entirely.
Despite some questionable moments on Jason’s part (such as once pronouncing ‘quiche’ as ‘quick-itchy’, genuinely believing that Oscar Wilde is a Sesame Street character, thinking that solar power is ‘something to do with space travel’ and once stapling his tie to a contract) I trusted him when told he that he had a great idea and would take care of it.
We had been back in the office for roughly 20 minutes when Jason speaks up.
“so guys, Jay has just told me that he has ended things with the girl he was seeing…”
Everyone stops what they are doing and looks at me. Jason continues.
“…it turns out that she is gay and is getting back together with her female ex…”
I did not really know how to respond to that. No one did.
“…he’d rather not talk about it so let’s leave it there.”
I just smiled awkwardly, put my head down and carried on with my work.
The rest of room were in a stunned silence too. I had a feeling that they either wanted to talk to me about it, or (most likely) wait until I was out of the room to talk about it.
Jason then looked at me, winked and gave me a thumbs up!
I know that he meant well but the guy is clearly an idiot! That was not going to be swept under the rug. Not by my co-workers! I should have known better really.
You see, when I got to the office this morning to discover that the name on my email signature had been changed to ‘Dr. Ross Gellar’.
I also had an email from Charlie. It read:
“sorry to hear about the whole lesbian business mate. Maybe taking my sister out for a drink would cheer you up?”
Basically, I am back to square one here.
That’ll teach me to lie!