Oh, you haven't met my husband. He has such an inherent need for attention and sympathy that he will lie to get it. Classic example - he once posted a picture on FB of his red, rashy back, and said it was from bedbugs at his hotel. Cue the sympathetic, angry, "You poor thing!" comments. The truth? First, he'd overheard someone at the front desk asking for housekeeping to check his room for bedbugs - but the guy said it may have been from the hotel he'd been at two days before. My husband's back was like that because the hair on his back was bothering him so much in the heat that he had gone to a salon after work to have it waxed. His skin is ultra sensitive and he had a reaction.