Thursday, October 7, 2010

When You Know Something You Shouldn't

Did you ever know something you should not know?

I know something I don't want to know. It is none of my business or concern. It is one of those things you wish you could un-know. If only I could cover my ears and hum loudly...

The problem is that I do not want to say something by accident. It is not a good situation.

It is a weight on my shoulders.

6 comments:

SueC said...

When I was in my first year of nurse training we had a young 19yr old lad with a brain tumour on the ward. We had been told that morning that he was going to die but he hadn't yet been told. We weren't to tell him. He chatted to us that morning about his hopes for the future and what he wanted to do in life. It was so hard knowing that secret and pretending I didn't. I wished we hadn't been told. In fact I was so upset by this incident that I nearly left nursing (I was only 19 myself).

Michele said...

I am speechless...such a heartbreaking story. I am sad for the young man and can't imagine how difficult it was for you.

Narda said...

Oh, for a 'pensieve'. Don't know how many times I've wished I had one of those magical bowls from 'Harry Potter', where I could pluck out memories...

Perpetual Beginner said...

Knowing unwanted secrets seems to be my purpose in life half the time. For whatever reason people tend to entrust me with their deepest and darkest. It used to bother me a lot, but I finally came to the conclusion that sometimes those secrets are weighing so heavily on the people who hold them, that they just have to tell someone, and I am apparently a safe choice for that someone.

It still bothers me sometimes, but much less than it used to.

Rick said...

I have it on good authority that I don't know anything!

Michele said...

Narda: That would be nice!

PB: I guess it is a sign of being a good friend and listener. :)

In my case, the something was not shared in confidence. In fact, I think the person is trying very hard to hide it. The result is that it is now obvious to all the co-workers. Ugh...

Rick: :)