Our was a small locality. We were all friends.
One day ‘A’ came to me and said
‘Listen ‘Cee’; please don’t tell anyone, it’s a top-secret. I’m telling you only.’
I said, ‘When you can’t keep it a secret then why expect it from me.’
‘I have faith in you that you will keep it a secret’, she said.
‘Please don’t tell me, if it’s that important’, I told her.
She got angry with me and went to another friend ‘Bee ‘and told her that ‘Cee’ can’t keep a secret so never tell her anything and don’t tell her that I have told you this.’
Now ‘Bee’ came to me and told me what ‘A’ was saying.
I asked ‘did she tell you to tell me.’ She said’ no but don’t tell her what I told you.’
‘Then when you can’t keep it a secret then why are you telling it to me?’
‘I’m doing you a favour because ‘A’ will tell everyone that you can’t keep a secret so not to tell you anything, then no one will share a secret with you.’
I said ‘I don’t mind anyone not telling me a secret. Everyone should keep their secret with them.’ Now ‘Bee’ also became angry with me and went to tell it to other friends.
That’s how I was branded as a girl who can’t keep a secret.