Parting Gifts

"If I tell you something— it's just between us.  Right?"


 "Every time I make a new friend I tell that friend that I would like to confide something very personal about myself, and I always stress the importance of confidentiality. Then I make up a story.”

"And then what?"

"Then I go home and I write down in my index file the made up story and the name of the person I told it to."

"Wow. “

"Please don't tell anyone else that I do this."  

"Don't worry. I won't tell a soul."


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