Have you ever told a tall tale or two to try and fit in with the company around you? Well, you might be surprised to learn you are in very good company. In fact, a survey taken by MSC Cruises has shown that over 1 in 10 people has lied about reading a book, watching a film or having eaten a food they really can't stand in an effort to try and seem more cultured when abroad.
In fact, to show you just the sorts of
porky pies exaggerations people have admitted to MSC Cruises, they have put together this infographic, sharing some of the findings from their research.
It is good to see within the research, though; that we don't really need to be hiding exaggerations as after all we really are on the whole quite cultured anyway. The list sees us being quite the nation of book readers, documentary watchers and people who like to dine out.
So next time your thinking should I play up my experiences, or just the tell the truth, perhaps all you need to do is be yourself. After all, you're pretty darn amazing just how you are and the real stories you have to tell are bound to interest those around you.
However, if you did fancy trying something new then a cruise does sound like a pretty good option to me. I definitely wouldn't mind checking out all those cities, while enjoying the food and entertainment on board. Now I bet that would bring you many hours of things to talk about, once your feet are back on dry land.
Have you ever twisted the truth a little in the hopes of appearing more cultured?