9. 9. You have to wait an hour to swim after you eat or you’ll get cramps
There’s almost no evidence that swimming after you eat gives you cramps. This lie always seemed like a ploy to deprive children of 2 hours of key swimming time. First, there’s the hour-long lunch, and then, the hour-long penalty for eating said lunch. Devious.
12. 12. We have to leave the store because it’s closing
Translation: We have to leave the store because you’ve requested $1,100 worth of merchandise in the last 15 minutes and almost destroyed a display of TVs with the shopping cart.