Oran loathed ice breakers.
“Okay, gang, now let’s try for a fun one two truths and a lie!” The leader of this little workplace team builder event said. For some reason the words received a round of applause. Oran understood so little of the office he spent so much time with. He tuned out as the rules were explained and the first few coworkers told blatant lies as truths.
Oran noticed his turn was quickly approaching. He racked his brain for a lie. He was no good at lying. He pondered a soap pun for a moment, but bailed on the idea as too meta for the crowd.
“Oran, you’re turn! Try to stump us, ye the master of the purchasing department.” The leader said, pointing an open palm at Oran to somehow indicate it was his turn.
Nervous laughter started Oran’s speech.
“Well, let’s see here. Two truth and a lie. This is tougher than it seemed at first! Okay, okay. I grew up in Nebraska. I am the herald of the intergalactic emperor T’Li the Crusher of Weakness, bound to destroy all those who oppose his rule, and my favorite movie is West Side Story.”
Laughter erupted from the crowd.
“Well, that lie was pretty easy to spot! Thanks for showing us your poker face, Oran! Let’s move right along then.”
The excursion’s leader had skipped the rest of Oran’s turn entirely. To this point, the vanguard of T’Li’s galactic army had been waffling on sparing Earth and it’s inhabitants from destruction. This ice breaker event had sent his opinion moving in one very certain direction now. He had never even seen Nebraska, and now his coworkers would not know such a tidbit.
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