Crazy in Love

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Love makes people crazy. Everyone knows this, there’s cliché’s about it and yet still people’s wackiness and willingness to lie while in love is astounding to me. This was brought to light because of two crazy articles I found on cnn.com this week. Each of these stories is at a different level of crazy on the crazy spectrum.

The first you may have heard of or it may have gotten brushed under the rug because it took place in Florida on Christmas Day; the story can be read here: Woman Faked Missing baby Story to Win Back Ex.

The headline in this story is deceiving. It makes you think that this woman put her baby in danger (real or fake) to win back the guy she wants. Ehhh!!!! – wrong answer. This 22 year old psycho told her ex that she gave birth to his baby when there was no baby, she invented the story to try to entice her ex back into her life. On Christmas Day said baby would have been 5 months old and turning out to be a good guy the supposed father showed up on the ex girlfriends stoop to spend time with his son – but remember there is no son. Instead of doing what any sane person would do and coming clean to the ex and admitting that you made up the son to get him face to face with you again this psycho ex decided that the best thing to do would be to tell the former beau that their son had been kidnapped. This went so far as to put out and Amber alert and the distraught “mother” & “father” ended up on the news pleading for their sons safe return before people finally figured out she had never even been pregnant. I feel bad for the ex in that scenario – here he thought he was doing the right thing, goes through a huge emotional rollercoaster and it turns out it was all a lie.

The other story isn’t as literally insane, but it is definitely a lie that involved love that got way out of hand and remained out of hand for decades. Read the story here: Holocaust ‘Greatest’ Love Story a Hoax.

This story has been around for decades. It’s about a boy in a concentration camp during WWII whom a girl on the outside would toss an apple to every day over the fence and after the war they met and eventually were married and have been married ever since. This became a famous international love story that spawned books and even a session on the Oprah show. As it turns out the boy (now a man) was in a concentration camp, but that’s not where he met his wife and no one ever tossed him apples over the fence. Now that some scholars have manned-up and pointed out that this apple-tossing scenario is very nearly impossible the man came out and said that he made the story up to inspire people. My question: how exactly do you inspire people when you turn the truth into a lie?

I am kind of glad that these stories hit now, because if they hit in February people would want to cover them up in Valentine’s Day wrappings.

1 comment:

Stefanie said...

Wow! This post made me laugh. I heard about the second story, but not the first one. People always amazed me, and not in a good way, about what they think they'll get away with.