2 completely innocent phone conversations I had last week that were SECRET!Submitted by go213mph on Sun, 06/09/2013 - 18:44
A good friend of mine told me a couple weeks ago that he didn't care if someone read his emails or heard his phone conversations because....oh...wait for it... "I’ve got nothing to hide". I told him he was so full of $hit and reminded him that he calls his bookie nearly every week. He said...yeah, okay, but other than that, etc. At the time the only recent conversation I recalled having which would make me uncomfortable if it was shared, was a call where I discussed how fat my sister had gotten and a rather blunt discussion ensued about how I am always being crucified by my sister for smoking when in fact, her diet and excessive weight is causing her far more health issues than my smoking has ever caused me. (but, that’s not the point here)
However, last week 2 phone conversations I had put holes in the "I've got nothing to hide" argument. The first was when I was headed to the home of a friend that I have not known very long. She had asked me to come by and pick up 2 computer monitors that she wanted to get rid of. We were scheduled to meet at a specific time and on my way there, she called and said she had been delayed and would probably not be at her house when I arrived. She then said "hey wait a minute, I keep a key hidden outside...why don't you just let yourself in and get the monitors"? She then told me where she kept the key. Now, knowing where someone hides their extra key is not real high value information, but it is privileged information that should be kept secret and shared only with the specific people who an individual chooses to trust with that information.
The other call had to do with $100 that was owed to me. The guy that owed me the $100 lives an hour away and we don't see each other often. However, we are both friends with a guy that runs a lumber yard not too far from me. It’s a small lumber yard and the people that work there are in and out all day, often leaving the yard and the office unlocked while they run around town. Since we both go to the lumber yard to see our mutual friend regularly my buddy told me he was going to leave the $100 he owed me in the top drawer of a filing cabinet in the sales office. Again, $100 hidden in a filing cabinet is not a major "secret", but that information was private, between me and my friend.
I'm trying to compile a "real world" list of situations that I can use to combat the "I've got nothing to hide" crowd. If you have others, please post them in the comments.