In the classic telling of Aesop’s Boy Who Cried Wolf, a boy who is bored while tending sheep stirs up excitement for himself by making up a story about a wolf attacking the flock. He cries to the townspeople and they come to his aid to defend the sheep, only to find there was no threat. Satisfied with the outcome, he repeats this several times.
Enjoyed that. See that fable in a different light now.
Doveryay, no proveryay