What was the most satisfying lie you caught someone in?

Mudassir Ali
Feb 14, 2020 04:47 AM 0 Answers
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Mudassir Ali
- Feb 14, 2020 04:47 AM

My little brother had this unique condition before. He was supposedly allergic to eggs, all kinds of eggs. He would buff at the mere thought of the protein, it was hysterical. He would not tolerate it, not one bit.

He discovered his “allergy” when he was around eight.

The allergy came as a shocker to the family as we all loved eggs. We had eggs for brekky, we had eggs for lunch and you bet, we had eggs for dinner. The discovery was shocking, yet intriguing.

It was intriguing in the sense that, we did not know who diagnosed him with the allergy and we really didn’t bother to check.

He basically diagnosed himself.

My little brother hated eggs in general. Whether in a hotel, plane or at home, he had his personal preferences. He was the odd one out, whatever meals we had that allowed him to visually see the egg, he disregarded it. It was a pain at times.

I’m a year above him, so we’re not that far apart. Being the childish kid I was before, I was jealous of him. Not because of his allergy, but what came with it. He got special treatment from everyone. He basically got whatever he wanted, in terms of food.

His allergy was weird though, he was perfectly fine having meals that contained eggs, but was allergic with having an egg on its own. He hated meals that visually had eggs in them, but enjoyed it when the eggs were visually absent.

Weird, right?

For an example, he wouldn’t eat scrambled eggs, egg salads, egg sandwiches or quiche at all because they visually had eggs in them. Yet, he enjoyed having pasta, French toast, pancakes and such.

This left me dumbfounded.

He seemed to have psychologically adapted his body on a mental level to accept specific foods, solely based on their appearance.

Okay maybe that’s a bit far stretched, but he was specific with the types of eggs he preferred. He knew what he could tolerate and what he couldn’t. One could say the same for everyone else, but he was “allergic” so this made him different.

He was allergic to eggs, but he also wasn’t.

We were eleven then, hence it was absurd for me to see this and it was too much for my little brain to comprehend. I was left clueless as to whether or not his allergy was real.

I did not find out until five years later. My brother and I were flying back from school in Brisbane, it was on a Qantas flight. It was a morning flight and brekky was available.

The flight attendant advised us that they were running low with some of the meals, so we had only one option to choose from. Unless we wanted to wait, which we knew we didn’t.

She said the fish option was out, and that they only had the omelets available. My brother’s face changed and sank in so quick, he was terrified. He looked as if he was going to pass out, he just froze in the moment. I just proceeded with the order, and got omelets for the both of us.

He kept panicking and telling me that he couldn’t have it, he wouldn’t have it. I have never seen him so scared in his life, it was quite funny actually. To rub a bit of salt on the wound, I knew he wasn’t going to have his meal, I wanted to have it.

A few minutes go by and the flight attendant swings by again. She places both omelets on the tables in front of us, she basically says “enjoy” and walks off.

It looked something like this —

It was just a plain piece of bland egg, with a bit of salt and pepper . No milk, no butter, just pan fried mate. We also had a side of orange juice to wash down the dryness. The juice made all the difference to be honest.

When I glanced at the meal, I was horrified but I still buckled down and ravaged my plate out hunger. My brother on the other hand, not so much, he almost had a heart attack looking at it. He was confident that he wouldn’t eat, he just closed his eyes and went to sleep.

I asked whether he was going to have his omelet, but he just told me not to eat it. I found the response rather weird, as I wasn’t expecting one in the first place. But I took his word with a strong heart and dozed off in my seat.

After an hour or two, I woke to the sound of someone eating frantically. I turned around and I saw my brother racing through several plates of omelets. He ordered more! I was not sure which was more shocking, the fact that he’s allergic but has five plates of omelets in front of him or the fact that he did not share.

The ordeal was terrifying to witness.

He came out positive though and assured me he was alright. He stated he could not stand it anymore as he was starving so he had a nibble at the omelet. He did not die and he actually enjoyed it, he went for another one and another till he eventually finished it.

That was my “woke” moment. I could and did not believe he was able eat eggs this whole time, doesn’t sound like much to you, but it was mind-bogglingly for me. For most of my life I believed a lie. My little brothers lie, it was crazy.

In his defense, he genuinely thought he was allergic. When he was eight, he got severely ill due to food poisoning from an egg. He didn’t want to risk it again, due to the severity of it so he stopped eating it all together. The “allergy” predicament was put in place to give his non egg eating diet a title.

But hey, today let’s just say we both enjoy eggs, maybe a bit too much. Gas farts are way too common to be honest.

We sometimes look back at his “allergy” and laugh for old times sake.

Original Question: What was the most satisfying lie you caught someone in?

My little brother did not necessarily lie, but it was somewhat along the lines of a lie.

Borderline lie per se.

It personally was satisfying for me to end a decade of mystery and illusion. How one could be allergic to eggs, but still eat eggs. It was absolutely crazy for a little kid to go through, it was mystical.

In the end, you just have think a bit harder or be forced into a uncomfortable position inside a plane to find out.

Thanks, Hobby.

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