At a dinner party, several of the guests were arguing whether men or women
were more trustworthy. "No woman," said one man, scornfully, "can keep a
"I don't know about that," huffily answered a woman guest. "I have kept my
age a secret since I was twenty-one."
"You'll let it out some day," the man insisted.
"I hardly think so!" responded the lady. "When a woman has kept a secret
for twenty-seven years, she can keep it forever."