“Clever, witty, well-written: a ‘how-to’ book for navigating some pretty perilous waters. Ms. Tallman puts forth some invaluable information for those in a certain situation; she speaks with heart and humor.“
Sitting with a colleague and a number of other employees, having a leisurely lunch outside the office, the conversation turned to more personal matters. When one employee blatantly asked my colleague if she was having an affair, my colleague (who, for a short moment, thought she would have a heart attack), quickly smiled, laughed the question off, and began speaking about “women’s problems”. This immediately had every woman around the table speaking about their personal experiences and ailments and took the focal point off of my colleague.
A friend used me as an excuse one evening. I’ll never forget when her husband called our house to ask to speak to his wife. When I suddenly realized that she had used me as a ‘wing-man’, without telling me beforehand, it took a lot of double talk to get out of it. I tried to call her after I spoke to her husband, but she wouldn’t answer her cell phone during her rendezvous. The couple since divorced.
Speak to your lover and ask if they talk in their sleep. Many people do. If they turn pale when you ask, you’ll know they have to take the same precautions.