Confidant: Sure! I can
Friend: Promise you won’t tell anyone
Confidant: Of course! You can trust me, not to tell
Friend: Okay then; here’s the secret;
Confidant: Oh My God! Are you for real?
Friend: Yes I am
Friend: Remember, you promised not to tell
Friend: I don’t want anyone to find out about this
Confidant: Don’t worry, it’s just between us
Friend: Very well then. I know I can always trust you
Friend: So what do you think about what I said?
Confidant: It’s still a shock to me
Confidant: I don’t know what to say, really
Friend: I’m also lost. It’s why I kept it a secret for a while now
Friend: But, I had to tell someone about it; someone I can trust
Confidant: I understand. No worries. Your secret is safe with me
Friend: Thank you so much; I feel lighter talking to you about it
Confidant: No worries. You are very much welcome, always.
There was no input to the story told. It was just an expression of words and nothing more!
Confidant: Hey! I was with a friend yesterday, It’s someone you know
3rd Party: Who?
Confidant: Never mind. Anyway, I have news for you
3rd Party: Great! What’s it about?
Confidant: Promise its just going to be between us
3rd Party: I promise. Do tell please
Confidant: Okay, “pspspspspspspspspsps…”
3rd Party: What! That’s terrible! Now I’m curious to know who this is
Confidant: Can’t tell. That’s a story for another day
3rd Party: I can guess who it is, but okay. So what was your advise to the person?
Confidant: What do you think I would have said to her?
3rd Party: If it were me, I won’t even be friends with her anymore
Confidant: Oh well; was what I thought also. I couldn’t just keep something, so terrifying, to myself
3rd Party: What a shame!
Also no real input to the story told.
3rd Party: Hey! you won’t believe what I heard today. It’s a secret though
3rd Party: Promise me, you won’t say a word about it to anyone
Tag Along: Of course you know I can always keep a secret
3rd Party: Okay then, “pspspspspspspsps…”
Tag Along: …………………………………………….
And the chain keeps going on and on! There was no positive input, nor any good advise given to the person in question. The secret, has suddenly become news line, for public judgment.
“Careless whisper; when your secret becomes a public news; whom can you call a confidant?”