cell phones helping people to lie.

@pomwango (1355)
Kenya
February 21, 2013 12:23am CST
i got so disgusted the other day when i am in a public vehicle and the lady seated next to me is busy lying to whoever she was talking with that she is in the house washing clothes,its not the first time i have heard someone lie the other time someone was busy telling the person on the other end they have travelled to a town which was more than six hours drive from where we are,have you come across such people?
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@LoKoMoMe (511)
• Belize
22 Feb 13
you can say whatever you want to say on phone because the one that you are talking with dont know what exactly happens in your place or what you do.. yes i do experience that sometimes and i do this for sometimes for my partner talking with me on the phone. sometime i make lie on her for better and for our relationship to be good state..
@pomwango (1355)
• Kenya
25 Feb 13
ok i know at times people lie so to make things better,thats fine but also we should refrain from getting to used to lies to make things better,we must try face reality and the truth.
@LoKoMoMe (511)
• Belize
25 Feb 13
right, even we make lie, always dont forget that we only need to use it in necessary so that still the truth wins. thank you
@dpk262006 (56170)
• Delhi, India
22 Feb 13
Yes, it is really surprising to hear people tell lies on their mobile phones. Mobile phones of today's generation are not fitted with a device or an application which could tell the location of a person, therefore, people take advantage and brazenly tell lies. They know that they can not easily be caught. I 've observed some people in our city Metro train telling on their mobile phones to other party/parties that they are about to reach their destination and in reality they had just started their metro train journey. phew.....!
@pomwango (1355)
• Kenya
25 Feb 13
the day cell phones will be like skyping it will be fun you can see the person you are talking to and what they are up to or where they are.
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@dpk262006 (56170)
• Delhi, India
29 May 13
@pomwango - I agree with you.
@artemeis (4017)
• China
22 Feb 13
I wouldn't "blame" the cell phones here when the users are abusing the tool to achieve their "devious" means. What you have posted is no stranger to any one of our experiences with a dishonest or cheating tendencies. I couldn't help recalling one of my eldest daughter's ex, whom I saw with another girl in a shopping mall and happened to tell my daughter that he was in school. Being that it was a school day and hours, I just happened to blab out asking my daughter what he was doing at the mall at that time of the day. Boy, did I opened a can of worms for her. As you can see, the cell phone in the hands of a cheater will be used for cheating and the phone cannot be making a person into a cheater.
@pomwango (1355)
• Kenya
25 Feb 13
yes a cheater is always a cheater and will use anything to lie but the mobile has helped unlike the fixed land lines that you could not lie about your whereabouts like changing towns or places because then the number also confirms where you are.
@artemeis (4017)
• China
26 Feb 13
I think you are a little behind here - because landlines have a call forwarding service nowadays where one can have its incoming calls connected to a forwarded number like your cellphone.
@Raine38 (9117)
• United States
21 Feb 13
I do not know if it's really prompted by the cellphone, or the user is already a liar by nature. One time while I was on a bus going to my grandma's place (it is a 2 hour drive and being a student still, my parents did not let me drive the car). There's this guy across the aisle and he was talking on his phone. He said he will call the person back because he's driving. I swear all of us sitting in that aisle threw looks at one another. Even the lady sitting beside him made a really loud snort, lol!
@SIMPLYD (79623)
• Philippines
22 Feb 13
I can't help myself from laughing as i read what you narrated about the guy. raine. I swear if i am there , i would really laugh out loud while looking at him, so he will cringe with shame for his bragging lie! Some people can really be airheads and liars. I remember our boss telling a supervisor waiting for her, that she is already near and would be arriving anytime, but she is with me just getting ready to go inside her car to go there and travel time will be 30 45 minutes. Now, whenever i ask her where she is already over the phone and tells me something like that, i feel like laughing because i now know her style. Thus, i don't expect her to arrive soon, which is always true.
@pomwango (1355)
• Kenya
25 Feb 13
Thanks Raine,i can imagine if that guy had any shame he must have felt like melting away with the stares but such people are so used to lying they just never seem to care what we hear them say.
@machatago (385)
• Philippines
24 Feb 13
Yeah I know how that feels, I too were disgusted with some people lying to what they are actually doing. One time I even heard a guy saying he was at his car driving to his office when in fact he as somewhere, maybe meeting up with someone. I just actually stared at him, though he was busy lying that he didn't notice. So yeah some people are sick at that. Hopefully the person on the other end of the phone could tell if the person is lying or not.
@pomwango (1355)
• Kenya
25 Feb 13
thats why these liars should stop shouting when they are lying at times it makes you so angry hearing an outright lie like that.
@trisha27 (3505)
• United States
24 Feb 13
I have never come across people that have lied over the phone to whomever they were talking to about what they were doing or where they were. That is hillarious though that people do that over their cell phones. Like oh, sure yeah I'm home washing dishes, when you know very well that you are on the bus not even at home. It is so true and funny that people's cell phones can help them lie.
@pomwango (1355)
• Kenya
25 Feb 13
people do this so much nowadays,its getting too much,we need to have lie detectors on some peoples cell phones.LOL
• United States
22 Feb 13
I generally dislike hearing another person's cellphone conversations especially someone I don't know. These days you hear all sorts of stuff including lying. People will tell all their personal business on the cellphone without caring who's around or who's listening. I just find it rather awkward. Though I don't know the person I really don't care to know about all the drama going on in their life. From cheating spouses to them cheating on their own spouse I have heard it all. And not just on public transportation. It can be the standing in line in the market or walking through the mall. The bad part about it is I have heard so much that nothing shocks me anymore.
@pomwango (1355)
• Kenya
25 Feb 13
i know at times we cant help overhear people in their conversations but when you are telling lies you attract attention ,if i know we are in a market and i hear you telling the caller you are in a hotel i get more curious to listen so its better to keep off too much lying on phones,someone is listening!
• India
22 Feb 13
Very true, I have also observed people lying on mobile. It's not that people have started lying only after mobile phone came into there life. May be the frequency of lying has increased. And earlier by using land line they used to lie from their offices or residence and not from public places hence it didn't used to get highlighted. Now since they speak with people in public places and while travelling, it gets noticed by others.
@pomwango (1355)
• Kenya
25 Feb 13
i agree but there where things we could not lie about with land line, like where you are or how far off you are from getting to a certain place since someone knew exactly where you are.
@cttolledo (4459)
• Philippines
22 Feb 13
HAHHA.. I know a lot of us here can relate in this topic.. That is true, cellphone really tests your sincerity.. I do that sometimes especially when I am talking to people who called me up just to ruin my day... I even do that when me and my boyfriend are still in "courting stage".. I used to lie every time he asked me to go out .. I did a lot of alibi to justify of not going.. lol
@pomwango (1355)
• Kenya
25 Feb 13
at times it comes in handy when you must get out of tricky situations but not when get used to the lies it becomes the normal thing to do.
@jearl02 (211)
• Philippines
22 Feb 13
Yes, I have been in that same situation before. In fact I really wanted to speak loud saying "don't believe him, that's not true!"
@pomwango (1355)
• Kenya
25 Feb 13
True i also many times feel like shouting 'no we are not in that place they are lying about' or i simply want to grab the phone and tell the caller you are being lied to.
• Philippines
22 Feb 13
That's the common way of some people to make some alibis just to excuse their self from the one they talk.Unfortunately, they never know that somebody heard them with different reactions.
@pomwango (1355)
• Kenya
25 Feb 13
they are those who lie because they dont want to talk to you but lying about somethings to be seen as in a different perceptive is just wrong.
@lsjapdoit (652)
• Indonesia
22 Feb 13
Such people are everywhere. Once there was a guy in the shopping mall telling the person on the other end of his cell phone that he was in the airport lounge getting ready to fly overseas. He was obviously planning to avoid seeing the person for quite some time :))
@pomwango (1355)
• Kenya
25 Feb 13
the many lies people say,i wish as he said that the friend appeared in front of him, once my friend had called someone who lied they were in a bank so they could not talk only for my friend to walk to that person who was just seated at a park.how embarrassing that was.
• Indonesia
22 Feb 13
yeah yoy were right buddy. that is once negative impact from cell phones. actually not me but my friend when she talk to her boy friend by cell phone her boy friend told her that he is in other city for some bussiness. but she knew the truth after my other friend tell to her that he saw her boyfriend take a dinner with some other girl. what a disgusting she get angry after that. and she make the decision to broke up her boy friend.
@pomwango (1355)
• Kenya
25 Feb 13
the peopel who enjoy the cell phone lies are those who are unfaithful,they tell all kinds of lies to their partners and unless you go out of your way to check them out they fool you about their whereabouts as they see the other person.
@r0cker (300)
• India
22 Feb 13
Yes people do it often even I also do it. Well cellphones give us the liberty to say lies because the listener couldn't see us so we lie to them. I do it for saving me from unwanted people & work.
@pomwango (1355)
• Kenya
25 Feb 13
it helps at times get off tricky situations,once a friend visited and when they rang the bell i peeped and didn't feel like seeing them i just kept quiet so they tried to call me i picked and said am not at home,so some times its a good way to help you not have to deal with what you don't want.
22 Feb 13
haha funny thing is I myself is one of those people just being honest to goodness, well, sometimes you have to lie to some point but not all the time.
@pomwango (1355)
• Kenya
25 Feb 13
I agree once in a while,like when am running late to meet someone i say am just a few steps away that time i may just have left my home but when i do i try not to shout for the whole world to hear.
@Cutie18f (9563)
• Philippines
22 Feb 13
I have seen a lot of those people, telling someone that they are busy working in the office when actually they are in the mall, etc.
@pomwango (1355)
• Kenya
25 Feb 13
the many tricks the mobile has helped in, you are at point A and you can lie you are at B.
@jopipay (336)
• Philippines
21 Feb 13
Hi pomwango, I guess it is not the cell phones fault.Blame it on the users. Maybe this girl just wants to show off/ people doing this kind of things.
@pomwango (1355)
• Kenya
21 Feb 13
for some people its showing off but most is just cheating, i have heard people talk and mention huge sums of money to show off but this ones lie about where they are to give an impression they are somewhere where they should not be.
@dainy1313 (2354)
• Leon, Mexico
21 Feb 13
Hello Pomwango, yes you are right. I can see people without values everywhere, but cellphones are not guilty. Guilty are the liers. Soon they could not lie anymore because every cell will come with gps systems. Blessings Pomwango... Dainy
@pomwango (1355)
• Kenya
21 Feb 13
i also heard that technology is on the way,we shall be able to have a locator tell us where your caller is answering from to avoid this cases.
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@namiya (1599)
• Philippines
21 Feb 13
This is not surprising as sometimes you can't help but listen to loud conversations by cell phone of some who doesn't care that they are with a lot of people and that their conversations are affecting others.
@pomwango (1355)
• Kenya
21 Feb 13
its irritating enough when someone is talking loudly on the phone but annoying when they are busy lying it attracts you to follow up and what they are saying.
@aqirock (857)
• Malaysia
21 Feb 13
Great discussion here, as I'm also experienced with this matter, I'm on LRT (public transport)and the person talk to loud as a sound of LRT so noise and she said that she is at home doing cleaning work I wonder if the one who interact with her, doesn't heard that sound of LRT?
@pomwango (1355)
• Kenya
21 Feb 13
i believe most of this people are people having extra marital affairs or else bad employees lying to their bosses.its a shame to lie when people are all hearing you,you really lower your standards.