I once convinced my best friend to tape chopsticks to her shirt. And she has never let me forget it.
About 5 or 6 years ago, I was reading Azumanga Daioh and I thought it was funny when Osaka was saying that you can wish upon perfectly separated chopsticks. So I decided to tell my friend, Lauren, that too.
So when she was visiting, I made her some ramen and told her.
I said to her that you could make a wish as you pulled apart your chopsticks. She believed me and made a wish. After we were done eating she asked if she was able to throw away that chopsticks.I thought to myself Why not? Let’s make this fun. And I said, “No, you have to keep ‘em for a while, otherwise it won’t work.
She then asked if they had to be on her person.
I replied “Uh, yeah! You gotta keep ‘em with you!”
“Aww seriously!?” she replied
“Yeah,” I lied, “That’s how it works.”
But she didn’t have any pockets, I don’t think. If she did, I don’t know why we didn’t just keep ‘em in there. But we thought that she would just have hold them in her hands for the rest of the day.
But then one of the had the idea to just tape the chopsticks to her, so she wouldn’t have to hold ‘em.
So I got the tape and taped the chopsticks to her shoulder.
And she probably wore them for a good hour before she asked how legitimate this wish method was.
I then told her
“Oh nah. I was lying. Chopsticks can’t grant wishes. There was no need to hold on to ‘em.” I said
“Whaaaaaaat!?” She responded, feeling betrayed.
“Hahaha. Yeah, I lied.” I said.
She then tore them off and probably threw them at me.
But since then she has never trusted me 100%. She questions a lot of the information I give her now. Always bringing up the chopstick incident.
And it’s always simple things that she doesn’t believe too. Like the lyrics to a song, or names of faces, or Guy Fieri’s name. (I guess his name was too weird for her to trust me the first time
And the funny thing is that I have not learned my lesson yet, and I continue to make up funny scenarios to just see what she does. Hahaha, it’s probably good that she takes everything I say with a grain of salt now.
We’re still best friends, though, and I’m glad that my jokes haven’t broken our bond. But she’ll never trust what I say wholeheartedly again. At least not since the chopstick incident.
So the moral of this story is if lying a little will make the scenario funnier, go for it. At least you’ll both laugh about it in the future.