Has anyone ever asked you to keep a secret? Chances are the answer is yes. Did you make any money off of it? Chances are the answer is no. That is unfortunate because you could have made at least $1 off of the situation.
Next time someone asks you "Can you keep a secret?" make sure you make money. Here's how the conversation should go:
Some guy: "Can you keep a secret?"
You: "Of course I can... please tell me all of your secrets."
Some guy: "Cool... (insert secret here)"
You: "Thanks for telling me your secret... now you need to pay me $1 to ensure I will not tell everyone I know. And an extra $1 to ensure I do not post it as my status update on Facebook."
Some guy: "Cool... here's your money... and I'll throw in an extra $1 because you were so honest and up-front with me. Thanks for being such a good friend."
Now that you have your $3... post a status update on your facebook page saying "I have a secret that (some guy) really does not want me to tell you. I will tell the secret to the highest bidder." Sell secret to highest bidder.... most likely it will be TMZ because they want to know all of the secrets in the whole world... no matter who the some guy is.
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