This is hilarious. The Daily Prompt wants to ask if we’ve ever intentionally or unintentionally told a secret. When I first read the prompt, there were no responses. Zero. I hadn’t seen that before. Even prompts that seem to me to be fairly unimaginative have a few dozen responses. This one had none. As I finish this, there are only eight.
Outstanding! I had no answer to the prompt. I don’t break confidences. I don’t share secrets. You’d have to waterboard me to get them out of me. So I couldn’t answer the prompt except to say, no, I haven’t ever spilled a secret.
Is that true for everyone? Hardly. In fact, even most highly ethical people will make the mistake of breaking a confidence occasionally, even if they don’t mean to. And yet there are only eight responses.
When I saw the slow start, I didn’t figure it would stay that quiet. It’s obvious why though. No one who has made that mistake wants to say when it happened. For one thing, no one wants to tell you that they’re a loudmouth. For another, even a person who will admit they’ve done it, won’t want to tell you specifically when. Finally, and hopefully more importantly, no one can tell us about a confidence they have broken without breaking it again. Online yet! For the world to see!
Asking us to divulge our crimes, even small social crimes, shows a lack of common sense. Next time ask us if we’ve ever shoplifted or run over a dog. You’ll get about the same response.