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. Snarki, child of Loki says:

    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. Yeah I suck at it, too — prob’ly for the same reasons.

  3. MichaelF says:

    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…

  4. Robert Earle says:

    Can I keep secrets? Well, wouldn’t you like to know…

  5. Hobbes says:

    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.)

  6. thebewilderness says:

    I keep them much too well.

  7. FeralLiberal says:

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

  8. BlackSheep0ne says:

    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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