Locked and Sealed
Can you keep a secret? Have you ever — intentionally or not — spilled the beans (when you should’ve stayed quiet)?
I walked into the school office that morning and noticed one of the secretaries was visibly upset about something. When I asked if there was anything I could do, she told me what was wrong and pleaded with me not to say anything to the other person involved. Of course, I told her I wouldn’t.
I went on my way to my classroom, and the first person I saw was, of course, the other person involved. After “good morning,” the first next words out of my mouth were just exactly what I wasn’t supposed to say.
Horrified, unable to believe what had just come pouring out, I turned on my heel and went right back to the office to confess what I had done. What a mess. I don’t think the secretary ever forgave me. I still don’t know why that happened. I’m usually very good at keeping secrets. Still makes me cringe just to think about it.
Blah. I don’t like this prompt.