It has been five years since I lost touch with a guy who went to any extreme to make up stories that were so real to make me sympathize him. There is a common saying “out of sight, out of mind”. Till he resigned and moved to another state, I never once suspected his stories.
He was able to totally convince me and see through his skewed perception of reality. He succeeded in making me totally believe his suffering and loneliness. In reality, he was an alcoholic who needed some one as a sheet anchor and unfortunately it was me who fell for his pathetic stories. What a waste of time!