doorknob confessions.


it is said that no matter how long a conversation has gone on

the most important truths are revealed

 as one touches the doorknob and turns to leave.

I find this phenomenon so interesting

and have experienced it firsthand.

have you ever made,

or been the recipient of,

a doorknob confession?

“all confessions are Odysseys.”

-raymond queneau

54 responses »

  1. I am here reminded of Captain Lawrence Edward Grace “Titus” Oates on the doomed Scott expedition to the south pole who, dying from exposure, gangrene and frostbite left the tent with the words “I am just going outside and may be some time”. A confession that he could not continue!

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  2. I never thought about this, but it is so true. A couple people mentioned Columbo using such a technique. I’m reminded of Steve Jobs and his new product introductions, “one more thing…”, which you referenced above as well. great post; I’ll be on the lookout for more of these doorknob confessions…

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  3. I can’t recall a door knob confession.
    I usually blurt things out at some inopportune moment, well before departing.
    The best thing about that is, we all get to be uncomfortable, until we work it out!
    All that’s left at the door knob is a good “good-bye”.

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