Why do people lie about their ability?

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    Sep 05, 2009 9:15 PM GMT
    I'm housesitting for my parents this labor day weekend, and they live near a state park with great running/hiking trails.

    I asked a friend if he wanted to do a 10K trail with me, and he agreed. When I got to the park though he said his last "long run" was 4 miles, so I suggested we do the 5K trail and just repeat it if he was up for it.

    Long story short, I lost him somewhere on the trails and ended up waiting 30 minutes for him at the end of the trail.

    I was waiting longer than it takes to run the darn 5K. I could have just gone ahead and done the 10K and then met him at the car or something if he'd been honest with me.

    So my question is why do people lie about being able to do something like that with you if they know they're gonna have to back it up?
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    Sep 05, 2009 9:19 PM GMT
    Well hey now... maybe he just wanted to be there with ya?

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    Sep 05, 2009 9:22 PM GMT
    I can appreciate that, but then we could have just gotten coffee or something.
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    Sep 05, 2009 9:44 PM GMT
    but I think there's a difference when a guy wants to hang out with his buddies.

    Having a coffee is the standard these days... but I just went for a 1.5mile run with a long time buddy of mine and it was way better than just sittin around and sippin some java.

    I guess what I'm trying to say is.... maybe he wanted to do somethin that you could have really helped to motivate him to do well at? Or maybe I'm just tryin to be too positive heh
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    Sep 05, 2009 11:01 PM GMT
    He told me he runs three days a week, but I lost him before even finishing the first mile (and judging by how long I was waiting he walked the whole way).

    I am just frustrated that I didn't get to do a full 10K today and had to cut my run short because he fibbed.

    He should have been honest. I could have made a point to train him on a different day if that's what he wanted.