Re: DiscretionUJ, I must apologise for my last post which was rather inane, but I must say that I find it a sad state of affairs when the word of a doctor is no longer trustworthy. At one time they were one of the people, along with a magistrate, bank manager, policeman etc. that you had to seek out as a trustworthy person to witness certain documents or attest to your character. I know the world has turned since then, but wouldn't you agree what a sorry world we now inhabit from the point of view of trust...
Re: DiscretionDiscretion can sometimes put you in an awkward position as you all know, for example one of the old lads who sits at our table in the local confided in me that he is having an 'Online affair' with some French Woman, I really didn't want to know this as I like and respect his Wife, she is the nicest person you could meet, honest and trusting. He told me he's making a trip to France for a weekend come September, she tells me he's going fishing in Galway and she's staying that weekend with her Sister. How he sits there and openly lies to the lot of them is beyond me, but I just have to grin and bear it while I get the occasional wink from him, awkward indeed, but my lips are sealed.
Re: DiscretionIf one is talking of discretion in general, I learned the hard way. In a previous professional role I was particularly scathing in conversation with one colleague about another, and upon the conclusion of this conversation that colleague got straight on the phone to the object of my contempt and recounted my criticisms verbatim. I had a lot of explaining to do, very little of which convinced me, let alone anyone else.
Re: DiscretionI worked, part time, for six years at the insurance company that has our homeowners, autos and inland marine policies.
Re: DiscretionDuring my sojourn in Security work in the '70's and early '80's it was expected, nay, insisted upon, that confidentiality was a matter of course!.