I am so fucking sick of people that make up all sorts of ridiculous stories to boost their self-confidence. I don't care if you say you won the lottery and skydived off the Empire State building and landed in your Corvette to drive off into the sunset, even if it was true I wouldn't think you're any more of a valuable human being or less annoying than you are. In fact the lying makes you far MORE annoying.
The funniest part is when you call them out for their bullshit because you actually know more about the subject and they backpedal so hard to try and save face they're practically tripping over themselves. When they can't keep their stories straight after just a few days is hilarious too.