The One About Lying & Our Weight!

I’ve blogged before about the company Walter works for…. seriously…. these people KNOW how to treat their staff to a company year end function!  And it would seem this year will be no exception…. we got our invitation on Friday and I can safely say this year will be no different!


This year, we’ll be staying at Misty Hills Country Estate, there will no doubt be a wild party and the part I’m most excited about, we’re going hot air ballooning. This is something I have wanted to do for the very longest time!

Walter is afraid of heights, so I think he may be a little nervous about the whole experience. But I wanted to share with you a really funny exchange we had on Friday.

Lets just say neither Walter not I would ever be mistaken for….. slim! So after Walter RSVP’d for the year end function, the coordinator contacted him and said she needed our weights! *dies*

Walter emailed me in a panic a one liner….. THEY NEED OUR WEIGHTS!!!! Maybe we shouldn’t go!!!

Yes, he is a little bit of a girl! And I told him not to be ridiculous, that we were going on this year end function and it was going to be great! So  then he suggested we lie about our weights and being the ACTUAL girl in the relationship, I agreed. We each skimmed a few kg’s our truthful weights and he submitted it. Really quite ridiculous…. it’s not like it’s going to make that much of a difference to our embarrassment, those few KG’s.

Then I told Walter I was concerned…. what happens if, because of our somewhat untruthfulness surrounding our weights, the hot air balloon is unable to get air born?

Walter’s absolutely classic response: Then he’ll jump out!

So folks, at the end of November, I will let you know if one of us really did have to jump out of a hot air balloon or if it managed to get air born even with the extra few kg’s we neglected to advise them of!

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  • Reply Laura

    Oh lol! I would have probably done the same 🙂

    September 16, 2013 at 11:29 am
  • Reply Annemarie

    Hahaha! Me too 🙂

    September 16, 2013 at 12:21 pm
  • Reply Mrssee

    I once saw an airline rep in Botswana make a customer get on a scale because they didn’t believe her weight. Poor woman! I feel your pain though!!! Maybe just don’t have breakfast that morning!!

    September 16, 2013 at 12:48 pm
    • Reply Sharon

      OMG! I swear, I WILL die if they make me stand on a scale before letting me get into the balloon! Then I’d rather stay at home!

      September 16, 2013 at 12:51 pm
  • Reply melissa

    I would do the same BUT I would not miss this. Always been a dream of mine!!! Have a great time.

    September 16, 2013 at 12:58 pm
  • Reply Nikki

    Hahaha! Love this!! When ever I’m asked for my weight I always shave a few kgs off.

    September 16, 2013 at 1:32 pm
  • Reply Jenny

    So funny. Just say you have an abnormally heavy bone density and that the medical professionals have added you to their research. Works for me! LOL

    September 16, 2013 at 1:38 pm
  • Reply paddatjiesema

    You still have some time to get to the weight you said you were 🙂

    Like some of the other comments I’ve also been bungee jumping. They asked our weights beforehand, telling us it’s very important, and we shouldn’t lie. Then right before the jump (we didn’t know it’s going to happen) you had to get on the scale in front of everyone. My friend that was with me underestimated her weight by 15kgs.

    September 16, 2013 at 2:04 pm
  • Reply Sian

    Ha ha ha!!!

    September 16, 2013 at 3:19 pm
    • Reply Sharon

      Now I have a vision of me… floating off into space… in a XXXXXL balloon! This is just getting worse! Maybe we shouldn’t go!

      September 17, 2013 at 8:31 pm
  • Reply Hester

    This is THEEE funniest post I have seen in ages! Still laughing!

    September 17, 2013 at 5:34 pm
  • Reply rvdmerwe

    You make me cry, you make me smile, but todays post made me laugh out loud. I think the last time was Ava’s trip to the lion park! X

    September 17, 2013 at 8:26 pm
  • Reply Romaine

    heheheheheheheee I am at my work desk reading this and I literally burst out laughing… you very funny. 🙂

    October 1, 2013 at 3:15 pm
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