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How to Fake an Injury
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Whether it is a small sprain or a large break, this article will help you fake an injury.
Tell a good story, including matching dates and how you got hurt. For example, "I won't be able to come to work today because on Saturday I accidentally fell when my friend tripped me and I fell down the stairs."

Make sure you follow through on the day after you took off. Come to school or work with a medical shoe on, or a sling (which can be bought at any local drugstore).

Practice your limp. It works really well if you walk on your heel. This makes you look hurt.

Ask your friends for help as you hobble, to make it look real to them, too.

For a cut

Make sure you are home alone before doing the rest of this.

Rub a lot of red marker/crayon on a part of the body.

Put a dab of water on the "injury" to make dirt stick on your skin.

Place a band-aid over the area of the 'injury'.

Tell them you have an infection and convince them to buy you some medicine.

Tips and Warnings:

  • Make sure your dates all match.
  • Talk about X-rays and technical scans, etc., that you may need to have in the future.
  • Future "doctor appointments" for follow-ups can get you a morning or afternoon off work.
  • If you plan on doing this often, make sure people at work know you are clumsy. Let them know when you've had a minor accident over the weekend that you don't take off work.
  • Try putting a stone or some gravel in your shoe on the "affected" leg. This way you won't need to make an effort when limping.A bottle cap also works well.
  • Often, faking backaches, pulled muscles, shoulder pain, etc., is better and more believable than arm or leg injuries and employers may let you sit down more, or go home early if your back is slowly getting more painful or stiff.
  • Always keep a fresh bottle of aspirin on your desk.
  • Do not use too much dirt or the 'injury' will look too obvious to your parents.
  • Be careful not to make the 'injury' look too serious or you could end up getting medication for something you don't have.
  • It works well to color the tip of a red sharpie marker with a brown sharpie.
  • You can also try getting a red pen and breaking it and putting it on your leg or arm it will make it look as if you were bleeding.
  • If you don't follow through and make sure your dates work, all your hard work will not count for anything, and people might not believe you if and when you do get hurt.
  • Don't be surprised if one day you notice an unmarked van following you as you go about your daily activities. Many insurance companies have taken to shadowing and performing undercover surveillance on people who claim to have injuries when they really don't. Your best bet is not to fake an injury.
  • Don't limp too heavily - this will give you away.
  • Doctors are not stupid. If you are trying to get them to sign a disability form or help you get benefits, they are much more suspicious than if you just need a note for a day off work. If your "injury" doesn't make any sense to them, you may get reported.
  • Beware. Parents probably will clean up the 'wound' before going to buy medicine. They will then find out the truth that you're healthy.
  • Don't make it seem too serious. You could get some medicine for an injury you don't have.
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