The lies spouses tell
Crash it and forget itEven car accidents are being kept under wraps. Thirty-one percent of husbands and 17 percent of wives have a secret car accident.
Gary N. of Ponte Vedra, Fla., remembers his dad, Homer, a true prankster, trying to pull a fast one on Gary's mother back in the late '70s. His father accidentally hit something in his Ford Galaxy, damaging the front fender to the tune of a couple hundred dollars.His dad waited for his mom to drive the car and then pretended to see the damaged fender for the first time, saying, "Joan, what did you hit?" Of course she was taken by surprise so they "determined" someone must have hit her in the grocery store parking lot, and they commiserated together about lousy drivers. It wasn't until a few years later that Homer confessed to damaging the car himself. Gary says his mom was mad at first, but then laughed it off. Both his parents are gone now but these are the kind of funny stories Gary and his siblings reminisce about today. Gary's mother was like many wives - trusting of her husband and unaware of reality. Insure.com's survey shows that 23 percent of wives say “it's possible” or they know their husbands have hidden a car accident, while 31 percent of husbands say they've done it. At the same time, husbands are harboring a lot of suspicions about their wives' driving, without basis in fact. Thirty-eight percent of men think “it's possible” or know that their wives have kept a car accident secret. But only 17 percent of wives say they've actually done so.