Teacher: Is everything O.K.?
My Wife: Umm, yes, thanks.
Teacher: Do you need clothes or anything? Your son told me about the fire.
My Wife: What?
Teacher: He told me how your house burned down, and how he's now living with his best friend.
My Wife: WHAT?!?!
It turns out somebody has been telling tall tales at school - or, at least one very tall tale. He was a little embarrassed when my wife talked to him about it. It was definitely out of character.