Dear CC: I recently let a colleague's secret slip to the office gossip. Is there any way to undo the damage?
this happen after a third mojito, or did you do it intentionally as
some kind of manipulative power play? Sure, there's nothing more
delicious than knowing something your peers don't, and sharing is
sometimes irresistible. But don't you feel sick to your stomach about
10 minutes later?
CC believes that when someone tells you something and
you agree to keep it secret, you keep it secret. Not just for
Spider-Man does great power come with great responsibility. Putting
morality aside for a second (no problem for you), realize that if
you're discreet, people will tell you many more secrets, and you will
gain even more info and thus power. In this case, I'll assume it was
the mojitos talking. You can ask your coworker not to repeat the
salacious gossip you shared (yeah, right), but be prepared to beg for
forgiveness when the source of the leak gets traced back to you. You
may have burned a bridge there, sweetheart.