Oh come on, get off your high horse.
Who hasn't told a few tall tales to impress a potential conquest on that all-important third date?
That time you climbed Mount Kilimanjaro to raise money for scurvy-afflicted goats? Never happened, did it?
Your Masters in chemical engineering? Neglected to mention you dropped out after four weeks, didn't you?
And what about the claim that you once fronted 'the best new band in Britain'? The half a dozen blokes you played to in the student bar that one time might beg to differ.
But embellishment, exaggeration and outright lies are standard fare in the game of courtship. And it's not like anyone is going to get hurt. It's just harmless fun.
Now, let's imagine you're the FA chairman and the head of England's 2018 World Cup bid. You've probably heard a few outlandish rumours.
You're in a pub with a nice woman 30 years your junior (Your wife? Don't worry, she'll never find out), and you're looking to seal the deal.
You just need one good anecdote to convey just how terribly important you are, and what utter scumbags your 2018 bid rivals are.
How about that one about the Spanish and Russians joining forces to buy off refs? It might be a bit far-fetched. It may even be completely invented.
But she's lapping it up. In fact, she's showing an amazing level of interest in you. She wants to know everything, from what really went on with John Terry to the banishment of WAGs to the threat posed by foreign owners.
She's great. In fact, if you didn't know her better, you'd almost think she was wearing a wire so she could sell all this insider knowledge to the papers.
But don't get paranoid. What's she going to do? Go running to Max Clifford and get £75,000 off the Mail on Sunday? No way. You can trust her.
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Try as Early Doors might, it just can't get its head around the arcane workings of English football.
It knows there are numerous competing interests - the FA, the Football League, the Premier League, the 2018 bid team, the PFA and the LMA to name a few.
But it has little idea who is in charge of what, and it suspects they are not entirely sure themselves.
So when ED heard there was a scandal involving Lord Triesman, it knew exactly what to do - read what Henry Winter had to say about it.
Winter might be the only person in the country who knows exactly how English football works.
So ED opened today's Telegraph sure that his take on the debacle would add much-needed nuance and perspective to the first impression that Triesman is a fool of stratospheric proportions.
In fact, he merely reinforced it, book-ending his analysis in today's Telegraph with the same one-word sentence - 'Idiot.'
And if Henry Winter says it, it must be so.
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Triesman's central claim that Spain might drop out of the bidding process and switch their votes to Russia if the Russians help them bribe refs is pretty ridiculous.
First of all, putting together a dummy World Cup bid seems like a pretty expensive way to buy a couple of favourable decisions. Wouldn't a briefcase full of used notes suffice?
Secondly, Spain above all countries have little need for official help - they are already the best team in the world and have a frankly scary crop of young players coming through.
Thirdly, given England owe their one World Cup triumph in part to a Soviet linesman, might it not be unwise to start casting aspersions over Russia's integrity?
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DOUBLE TAKE OF THE DAY: Was Didier Drogba really wearing a pink bikini top on Chelsea's open-top bus tour? He certainly was. Drog-bra indeed...
QUOTE OF THE DAY: Lord Triesman:"Nobody should be under any misapprehension that (the comments) are disrespectful of other nations or FIFA."
Those perfectly respectful comments?
"There's some evidence that the Spanish football authorities are trying to identify the referees... and pay them."
"And if Spain drop out because Spain are looking for help from the Russians to help bribe the referees in the World Cup, then their votes may switch."
"(Latin Americans have a) history of extraordinary corruption."
"But there are people who are probably corrupt in Europe as well."
"When the French went for the World Cup they gave this bloke the Legion d'honneur and I guess that's their equivalent (of a knighthood), although they hand them out very much more freely than we do."
FOREIGN VIEW: "You're dismissed, Manolo" - The Triesman affair barely dents the coverage of the Liga climax in Spain. Marca is so used to calling the shots at Real Madrid, it no longer calls for Manuel Pellegrini's head - it just sacks him (Those Spanish, eh?). That's what you get for winning 31 games out of 38 and finishing on 96 points. Meanwhile, AS declared: "Now is the time for Mourinho."
COMING UP: The Charlton Athletic v Swindon Town League One play-off second leg gets the full live treatment from 19:45 UK time. In the meantime, help yourself to some cycling action from the Giro d'Italia.