A man comes in shouting and waving his arms telling you that a massive boulder is rolling down the hill on a direct collision course with your house. Utter destruction, he says, is mere seconds away.
But you have heard about this guy. You’ve heard he is chronic liar and regularly pulls off pranks against his neighbors. You don’t really know him but from what you’ve heard you don’t agree with his politics or his religion or have anything in common. This latest warning seems like just another one of his pranks you have heard about. There is a kind of roar growing louder but you assume it is a semi out on the highway. You tell him you don’t believe him and to go play tricks on someone else. Seconds after he leaves, the boulder crashes through your living room window and your house explodes as if it were