A DEVIOUS man has yet again told a friend he will watch a TV series they recommended despite having no intention of doing so.
Modern-day Machiavelli Joe Turner, 36, is so addicted to deceit he constantly makes empty promises to watch shows endorsed by people he knows.
Most recently, when a colleague suggested he watch The Fall of the House of Usher on Netflix, Turner spun a complex web of lies, saying it sounded ‘just like my thing’ and that he would ‘definitely check it out’.
Turner said: “People love telling you what to watch on telly. And if they get some perverse pleasure from the thought of me watching Squid Game or Stranger Things, who am I to take that away from them?
“The problem is, now I just can’t stop lying. Every time someone recommends the latest bullshit on Disney+, I nod along enthusiastically and tell them I’ll ‘put it on my list’. I don’t have a list, and even if I did Hawkeye certainly wouldn’t be making a f**king appearance.
“At this stage I actually go out of my way to avoid watching things they recommend. There are shows from decades ago I’ve still never seen. If they couldn’t get me to watch Breaking Bad, why am I going to watch Wednesday?”
Co-worker Stephen Malley said: “Joe’s the best mate I have at work. We’re just so similar. Every time I tell him about a new series I’m watching he says he’ll probably start watching it that evening.”