Sunday, June 22, 2014

‘Pssst!...!’ Yes we know!

My friend’s eyes beamed as he tried to reveal a secret in hush-hush tones.  “If it is a secret, do not tell me. I cannot keep my own secrets,” I cautioned him.
“I trust you. Listen. I have got a better job offer,” he broke the suspense.
“Congrats. But please do not reveal the details,” I stopped him.
For three days I managed to keep the secret with myself. “Shhh..” was the keyword.
For a garrulous person like me, it was a Herculean task.
On the fourth day, sipping tea at the canteen, a group of my friends raised the subject on their own.
Everyone not only knew about what I thought was a Himalayan secret, but they had extra and latest details.
It was then that I realised, a secret is something one tells everybody to tell nobody.
Talking of secrets reminds me of a childhood incident.
My neighbour’s wayward son had a habit of stealing money. So one day, the father hid the money in a huge box, gave the key to his wife and said, “Keep the key in a secret place.”
Next day, the key was intact, but the box with the money had disappeared, along with the son.

5 comments:

  1. hahah! many friends confide their secrets to me but just like you I realize later that others have more extra and latest info about those secrets :P

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  2. :) he he he he

    well I know so many secrets of s omany people :)

    Bikram

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  3. I have never known any secret that has been successfully kept a secret ! :D
    So whats the point in saying that it is a secret? haha nice one Ramesh !

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  4. I get a bloated stomach if i keep anyone's secret for more than a few hours

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