Foreword: If you're a liar, then please don't read the following information.
|"Come on in! The water's perfectly safe!"|
'I didn't drink that much'
...and the most common lie told by women is...
'I'm fine. Nothing's wrong.'
Today is officially Honesty Day* so hopefully today there won't be any lies told. However, here's an account of a falsity themed incident which happened when I travelling on a tour in Africa several years ago.
* Or is it?**
** Update: Actually, it's next week. Never trust anything you read on the internet! Apart from on the Charles Fudgemuffin blog of course, where I always own up to my bluffery.
The tour had taken us to the Ssese Islands*** in Uganda, and on one swelteringly hot day, several of us wanted to go for a swim to cool off. However, the water by the shore was filled with reeds, and the tour guide had warned us that the presence of reeds could potentially mean a possible risk of catching bilharzia.
*** That's not a spelling mistake. That is actually how you spell it.
For anyone who isn't an expert on horrible tropical diseases, bilharzia is a chronic disease caused by parasitic worms released from infected snails. I'm no expert, but my non-expert advice would be 'try not to catch it'.