Saturday, July 18, 2009

I'll never tell, but...

Mary Alice surprised me today. I thought I knew everything about her. I mean, I truly believed I knew E-V-E-R-Y-T-H-I-N-G. Ok, ok, no one ever knows everything that can possibly be known about another human being, but I thought I was right up there.

Well, she told me a secret today. It’s not a bad secret, it’s not even a shocking secret. It’s a silly thing, really – you would laugh. I laughed.

And then I laughed even harder, with great affection, by how embarrassed she was about it. I cajoled the secret out of her, she told me (two words), and then she said she does. not. want. to. discuss. it. further.

So we won’t.

But I’m here to tell you that there will come a time when I will have to employ every ounce of restraint, every iota of willpower in order to not tease her about it. God willing, my pathetic memory will let this little gem slip out of the sieve holes…but considering how sweetly amused I am by this, it’s probably one of the “small facts” that will stick forever.

Which is probably why she didn’t want to tell me in the first place.


  1. That is just plain mean. I don't even know her, but now I'm DYING TO KNOW her secret.

  2. I HATE it when people tell me secrets. I keep them, but SHEESH it's hard.

  3. You are a very good secret keeper and an even better tease.