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Man screws himself over with résumé lie about playing piano

Time to break your fingers.


Gabe Bergado

Internet Culture

Posted on Sep 6, 2016   Updated on May 26, 2021, 2:19 am CDT

Lying for a joke can be all fun and games—until you’re expected to deliver the goods. That can be quite the pickle.

One dude learned this the hard way after fibbing about his piano skills on a résumé. He claimed to have mastered the instrument at the age of 15, and that detail stuck with his future boss, who later asked that he play for the company’s board of directors.

The phony pianist himself didn’t tweet about the situation, but his friend Javier Acosta did. 

This is a classic Today I Fucked Up situation. So how did this alleged ivory-tickler get out of his gig? First he landed on the plan that anyone who’s pulled some bullshit like this whips up: bodily injury. 

Acosta’s tweets started getting lots of attention on Twitter, and people began giving suggestions, some of which were better than others.

Somebody tried giving some legitimate advice, like learning Beethoven’s “Moonlight Sonata,” which is apparently pretty easy to nail. But the friend ended up just going with another lie to save himself.

Is it just a matter of time until this fib gets him in trouble, too? 

H/T Metro

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*First Published: Sep 6, 2016, 3:21 pm CDT