Monday, August 24, 2009

Implied Admission by Silence

Sometimes it is not what people say, but what they don't say that incriminates them.

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Husband: So, was it fun going to five different stores and spending tons of money?
Wife: I only went to two stores...

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(About a decade ago)

Sorority Sister : So, [Token Asian Friend], who do like?
Me: Nope. I'm not telling.
SS: Come on! Tell me! Is it someone I know?
Me: {silence}
SS: Is he in a fraternity?
Me: {silence}
SS: He IS, isn't he? Which fraternity is it? Is it [Fraternity's name]?
Me: {silence}
SS: I knew it. I see you hanging out with those frat guys all of the time. Oh! I know who it is! Is it [name]?
Me: {silently amused}
SS: Ha! I figured it out, didn't I? Hey girls, guess who [Token Asian Friend] likes!

This explains why, a few months later, this particular young man,who I vaguely knew, felt the need to pull me aside and tell me that he was engaged.

I would have been broken hearted, if I had actually liked him.




5 comments:

Pam C. said...

I was always grateful when my friends had the wrong impression of the object of my affections. Never occurred to me that they might actually approach the mistaken person in question.

that raven chick said...

you were in a sorority!É!É I thought I knew you better than that (shakes head) tsk tsk

Token Asian Friend said...

Pam C.-I agree. It could have been MUCH MUCH worse. She could have guessed right!

That Raven Chick- Lamda Delta Sigma. Not your typical sorority. Think about it... :)

that raven chick said...

LDS in Greek? How classy

somedaycrafts said...

YOu? A sorority girl? It must be the LDS one, right? I can't see you in a real sorority!!!