Shhh…I Have a Secret Talent {with #FTSF}

And its keeping a secret. I hope that’s a talent!

I sit down for a lecture. I’m a little early. Rare for me, so I start doodling in my notebook. Since I can’t draw worth a darn, I start humming to myself. There’s only one other person in the lecture and I don’t think they’d mind.

I Can Keep a SecretA third person walks in, choosing one seat away from me in the 100 person lecture hall. I continue humming which for some reason means that she has an opening to talk. After just a couple of minutes of small talk, she opens up and asks me a question. She was close to tears at this point.  I was definitely confused.

“Would you tell your boyfriend you’ve been cheating if you’ve already broken it off?” She asked. I could only muster a “Umm” she went on to explain the situation about how she’d been cheating and that morning HE had broken it off. She then realized how awful it was to have started and wanted to confess to her boyfriend what she had done.

Over the years, for some reason, people from near and far have been willing to tell me their secrets.

I’m not talking about the “inner circle of friends”, I’m talking about near complete strangers.  People I have met on busses or planes, people who I have sit next to in a auditorium or at a lecture have divulged their inner most thoughts and actions.

Throughout high school and college, I came across a lot of people, I was heavily involved in a lot of activities.  I would meet people all of the time.

Thankfully, I’ve never heard about someone harming another or wanting to. I think the worse one was someone having been in porn and they were afraid that the man’s family would find out and change their opinion of them.

This has been another edition of Finish the Sentence Friday. I’m posting early, but it’ll go live tonight at 10 p.m. EST.

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12 thoughts on “Shhh…I Have a Secret Talent {with #FTSF}”

  1. Wow, that is seriously too much that people do like to tell you their secrets. My grandmother used to say that some people just have a trusting face and sounds like you may very well have one and that is why people do tell you their secrets. Either way, thank you for sharing with us and love that you are going to link this up later, too

    1. It was the most awkward when I was trying to raise funds for the Alumni Fund. My bosses were trying to figure out why I wasn't getting much in the way of funds, yet heard a bunch of "secrets". LOL!

  2. UGH it's so hard when people feel the need to confess to you!! But actually, I think this may be a really amazingly cool hidden talent!! Just think if you can meet with the President or something!!!

    1. I'm sure he's been trained to keep his mouth shut! I would love to get into his head about why things are so different from the platform he ran on. LOL!

  3. canigetanotherbottleofwhine

    I thought a lot of people told me secrets too, but I think the porn secret blew away all the ones I heard. There were many times I was shocked people were telling me such things. I'm still not sure why they did. Maybe I looked trustworthy? Maybe I was just willing to listen? Who knows.

    1. It isn't just me? Yes, isn't it off putting? I still don't really know what to say. I give them my honest advice, but I rarely see them again.

  4. What a compliment that you are so friendly and open, April. I don't get too many secrets from other people unless I know them very well. I can't imagine how strange that is. Don't you wonder what happened?

  5. It can be your very open and kind aura that draw people to you. I've always thought that sometimes, it would be nice to open up with a complete stranger because I wouldn't mind if he/she judges me, anyway I don't really know him/her.. I've never done that though. 🙂 It can be a lil weird if someone just comes up to you and burst out. Hehe.

    1. You know, I'm ok with it so far. It's awkward, but overall, it's not a secret that I also have to bear, like a crime. It's happened less and less over the years, but it might be because I'm at home more often.

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