Guy lies about not being Korean, traps himself in actual K-drama

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This is gonna be complicated.

We’ve all told little white lies to save face. But when you tell too many in a row, things tend to get complicated—and fast.

Redditor Pabmibib shared a story of fibbing gone wrong to the r/tifu (Today I Fucked Up) subreddit on Monday, and it might just be the most epically convoluted series of lies ever recounted there.

It all started when Pabmibib, who is Korean-Canadian, thought he might seem like a “bad Korean” if he admitted his true ethnicity. You see, Pabmibib is embarrassed that he doesn’t speak Korean so proficiently. So when he encountered a man and his daughter speaking Korean and looking for directions, Pabmibib claimed he was Chinese.

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When the dad spoke to him in Mandarin, a language Pabmibib can’t speak a word of, he switched up the lie to say he was Japanese. One problem: the girl spoke Japanese.

No matter: Pabmibib said that in spite of his Japanese heritage, he doesn’t speak Japanese. Just English and Korean! That’s right—when you find yourself in a hole, keep digging deeper!

The drama continued when Pabmibib and the girl discovered they were attending the same university.

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For those of you having trouble following all the twists and turns in his tale, Pabmibib posted a synopsis.

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Oh boy. Pabmibib also posted a series of frantic updates.

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Yeah dude. And according to Pabmibib, this isn’t the first time he’s lied about his heritage.

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But he’s considering an escape plan.

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Hmmm. We think you mean seppuku. But maybe a few logic puzzles would help to ease Pabmibib’s mind.

Commenters have urged Pabmibib to look on the bright side.

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But, as Pabmibib points out, there’s one problem with being in an IRL K-drama.

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Or maybe not?

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Hey, if all else falls, call the Prime Minister.

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We’ll pray for ya, buddy.

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We can’t wait to watch Manbang, the North Korean Netflix
The only downside is that it's mostly propaganda.
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