While some of us may overdramatize our symptoms when we’re feeling sick, others take it to a whole other level and pretend they cant’ speak, the worst part about this story is he really thought he could outsmart health care professionals by refusing to speak.
We finally got the story behind it, and basically, the kid was mad because his dad took his phone away and this was his way of ‘punishing’ his dad.
Super Easy to Catch
With experience, all doctors learn how to tell those who fake it apart from the rest. In this case, kids who are faking are usually simpler to spot as they laugh at the slightest stirring.
Any word or phrase that's considered taboo or unacceptable to say in public will have them chuckling. In this case, the colloquial term for intergluteal cleft really made this kiddo snigger.
Naturally, lying will considerably evolve and accelerate in this article… but in this case, it still shows how silly some people can be. Over the last 50 years, patients have taken dishonesty to the extreme by thinking they can fool doctors.
Screaming in terrible pain is one thing, but showing no other signs of discomfort or hurt is what some doctors would define as an "outright lie."
Who knows why people go out of their way to lie about being sick with symptoms that just don't make sense, in this case, it sounds like he just wanted the attention, but that's just our guess.
Pretending to be sick while in the army is called malingering, and it's actually considered a crime. Not only are you wasting resources and the time of the medical personnel but you're lying on the job.
Another obvious reason why people would fake having an illness and waste healthcare professionals' time is to get a specific kind of medication that they seem desperate for.
Pretending to have a seizure may seem easy to do, but for it to look real and believable, you need to be pretty good at acting, like insanely good!