Sunday, May 15, 2016

Monologue Mania Day #823 To Tell or Not to Tell by Janet S. Tiger (c) May 15, 2016

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Monologue Mania Day #823 To Tell or Not to Tell by Janet S. Tiger (c) May 15,  2016

                           To Tell or Not to Tell
                            A monologue by Janet S. Tiger  (c) 2016 all rights reserved

       (The woman is troubled, always looking over her shoulder, she is almost trembling)

I guess....I should have come here sooner.....but it's so hard to tell these things to a stranger.  (Laughs)  Of course, I've never told them to people I know, so.....maybe it's just hard to tell...period.


Why am I here?  Because.....I have something I have to tell....someone....and I guess it can be you, right?  You're a doctor, right?  But even though you're supposed to report some things, you won't be able to tell anyone because,..... I'm going to put this into a hypothetical......and yes, I'm a paralegal, I may not have earned a lot of money as a paralegal.....but I am familiar with the legality of all this.

A hypothetical and you don't have to report anything....not that you could, since the names are all going to be hypothetical, too...

I like that word....hypothetical.....basically, it's just a fancy way of saying...'what if?'

But everyone knows that it's real.....and yet.....simply by using these words, no guilt, no pointed accusations.......

I saw something when I was in my a friend's house.......her mother did something.....weird.....I will not tell you what specifically, because......I don't want to......I always wondered if I should have told someone.....

And I never did, because....I guess I was afraid to make trouble....maybe lose a friend.  Funny thing though, because of what I saw, and didn't friend and I drifted apart......was I right....was I wrong?  Sometimes I worried....did I do the right thing?  Should I have told?

And then sometimes I think about all the secrets in this there are billions of people and everyone has a secret.....or maybe more than one.....that's scary, too......

Me......I have secrets, of my secrets is that now, I like to watch out of my window.....I live in an apartment.  No one sees me......watching......I have a telescope.....and I take pictures......

Here's one of the pictures I took......

        (Holds up her phone)

Recognize the apartment?  I thought you would.......hypothetically, it's someone you's your apartment, and that is you.......

        (Listens, laughs)

Blackmail?  You mean, hypothetically blackmail, right?

You think about it.  I'll be back next week.  I think these sessions will be very helpful - for both of us........Because.......secrets need to stay secret......

         (Turns to leave, stops, looks back)

Oh, and, I don't expect a bill for these sessions........that wouldn't be hypothetical at all, would it?

         (She walks more not-so-hypothetical secrets.)


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