Weekend Question Thread

Can you keep secrets?

Given that my entire job used to be telling everybody in the whole world stuff that somebody didn’t want me to tell anyone, I really, really suck at it. I mean, I can keep a confidence but my own secrets, like a surprise party or a present? Yeah, all I do all December long is yammer at Mr. A that “betcha can’t guess what I got you for Christmas!”


8 thoughts on “Weekend Question Thread

  1. Whenever I try to tell someone one of my long-held secrets, their eyes glaze over, they start to get all fidgety, and they make excuses to be somewhere else.
    Works like a charm.

  2. I’m pretty good at keeping secrets. Most of my close friends who might confide in me live in other cities, and these days I’m more of a homebody…but even back in the day when I got out more, I could keep my mouth shut.
    It might help that I’m a liberal in deep red Loosiana — you don’t want to piss people off who might be carrying guns…

  3. It really depends on the type of secret. If it’s something silly (like “what you’re getting for Christmas”) I’m not all that great. If it’s something important and/or extremely personal, then yeah, I can keep a fuckin’ secret. (Unless you fall into that “going to harm yourself/others/someone is harming you” category, but then I’m only going to blab to someone who can actually help.)

  4. You’ll get my secrets when you pry them out of my cold, dead hands…

  5. Two can keep a secret if one of them is dead.
    Three cannot.
    OTOH, if you have to tell *somebody* … tell the cat. ;7)

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