Protect your secrets; guard your words; be selective about who you tell what to … It’s common sense. You have heard it time and time again. If someone tells other folks business, they’ll tell yours! It doesn’t take rocket scientist intelligence to figure that out; it’s plain and simple. If you forget the essence of this idiom, remember the cute dog with the bone in his mouth. (Awww…Isn’t he adorable?)! Anyway, back to the subject ….if you tell someone who talks a lot your privileged information, don’t be surprised if it is heard elsewhere. It’s the personification of the “take and bring” theory.
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