Play The Game
by Coco Diong
July 4, 2018
I was at an intimate party recently, with about thirty people present, and we were heavily into a discussion on male/female relationships, when the host suggested we play a game called “Secrets.” To play this game, the participants sat on the floor in a circle consisting of five players and a pair of dice. We ended up with four groups.
Each person was asked to call out a number before the dice were thrown. If the dice displayed your number, you didn’t have to tell a secret or make a confession, but the rest of the group did. Each player put a dollar in the pot, and at the end of each round, everyone in the group voted on who had the best secret or confession, and that person won the pot.
Of course, as the game went on and the confessions got juicier, I began to make notes, because I knew this would make an interesting story. Some confessions were funny, some were shocking, and at some point, it got real deep. However, it turned out to be one of the most enjoyable evenings I’ve had in awhile. I even confessed something that I’d never told anyone, and I felt free afterwards, but I didn’t win the pot. Here are a few of the best ones:
- “A few years ago I broke off my engagement with a woman with teenage children, because I couldn’t stand the stares of scrutiny or suspicion that greeted me every time I walked in her door. I got tired of their attitudes toward me and her always giving excuses for their behavior. In order to get out of the relationship, I ‘confessed’ to her that I was attracted to her girlfriend, which was a big lie, but it worked, because she called the engagement off..”
- “I had to stop visiting my girlfriend’s home because I was starting to admire her husband, and I was dreaming up schemes to seduce him. Eventually, I began to avoid her altogether, because I felt so guilty.”
- “My ex-husband was a successful doctor who was a private drunk who slapped me around and treated me like dirt. I never told anyone. When I finally divorced him, I told everyone I found out he was gay. I was too ashamed to admit that I was a scared abused wife.”
- “I was the real ‘other woman’ when I was pretending to be the best friend and…the confidante. When they divorced, I celebrated with the husband, and consoled the wife.”
- “When I caught my boyfriend cheating on me, I paid a friend who had a towing service to tow his car across town to a vacant lot. He thought it had been stolen. It took the police two weeks to find the car.”
- “After learning my husband, who is now my ex, was seeing a girlfriend of mine behind my back, I paid some teenage boys to put a long garden snake in his car on the front seat. I did this, because he had such a fear of snakes. He almost had a heart attack when he saw the snake and ended up wrecking his car when he jumped out while it was moving. I had my revenge and I was satisfied.”
- “I was out to dinner on a blind date with a guy who was so repulsive that I couldn’t sit through the date. He dug in his nose and his teeth like he was at home alone. So, I made my cell phone ring by pushing the ringer discreetly and pretended that I had an emergency phone call from a family member and I had to leave.”