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This isn’t what it sounds like

The perils of others overhearing your phone conversations.

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A woman in my writers’ group is preparing a book on family issues. I called her to discuss one of the chapters, with which she was having difficulty. I began the conversation by saying, “I want to talk with you about infidelity.” The next time, I’ll make sure my wife is not in the room.

Herbert Pence/ Manchester, New Hampshire

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