did you ever have to break a pinky swear?

United States
September 27, 2007 9:58am CST
alright heres the situation,in all of my life i have never broken a pinky swear or what some people call it a scouts honor.i have always been faithful and honest to everyone i know.well there was a situation the other day,one of the girls in this town where i live came over to talk to me and i had to watch her for acouple of hours until her mother came to pick her up.now remind you this girl is slow minded,i dont know how else to say it.anyway we were just talking regular stuff and playing with my children and she said i have something to tell you but you cant tell anybody and you have to pinky swear on this.so i said ok i promise and i pinky swear.well she told me that she had relations with boys around here,and i said what do you mean by that and she said well i didnt want to do it with all 3 only the one.basically what happened was she was gang raped by all 3 of these boys and because shes slow she didnt realize i guess that is was wrong to do,she told me she was afraid that if she didnt do what they wanted then they would hurt her and her family.well when i heard this i just started crying and my heart was breaken by the minute,she asked me why i was crying and i said because those boys took total advantage of you and it hurts me and disgusted me.she said please dont tell my mom,so i said ok.well that nite me and my husband called her mom and told her to come over our house and that we had to tell her something.when her mother came over and we told her what has happened to her daughter she was in such shock and suprised and hurt all at the same time.but i told her that i couldnt see not telling her what has been happening to her own daughter.im a mother of 3 and i will try to help out anybody i can,i cant see this kind of stuff happening to such innoncent children and especially for the fact she was slow.so her mother thanked us a million times and we all just started crying and she had to take care of this problem with the cops.so one of the decetives came to my house last night and they had to taped my statement,and i swear i hope these boys get what they deserve.so this was the only time i had to break a promise but it was so worth it and especially the fact i saved a innocent childs life because god only knows what would of happened if i didnt say a word.angels are looking above.so did you ever have to break a promise?take care.pattie
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6 responses
• United States
27 Sep 07
Hi LilAngel you defintely did the right thing. I wonder if these boys knew that the young girl was slow & used that fact to take advantage of her. I hope that they are prosecuted to the full extent of the law.
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• United States
27 Sep 07
i agree with you so much,and yes they knew she was slow and thats the part that makes me so upset.she 15 years old but so innocent.
• United States
27 Sep 07
I hope, that the young girl understands that what these boys did was not right & that is why you had to tell her mother & that she is not angry with you. I'm glad that she had you to confide in.
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• United States
27 Sep 07
yes she did understand that this was wrong and shes not mad at me,matter of fact she is very thankful to me for being a part of her life.thanks so much
• Philippines
30 Sep 07
breaking your promise not to tell is all worth it..i mean you are right to tell the what her daughter has been dealing..she didn't even know something is happening to her daughter..poor thing..i feel for the girl..she didn't even know she was raped and that she lost he innocent upon it and who knows if it just happened once..this guys must have done it when they can since this girl doesn't know their raping her and as well as the threat..i wish the cops will catch this guys and pay their act inside bars..i can only feel for this girl..
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• United States
30 Sep 07
yes it was so worth it and im so glad that she confined in me too.those boys will pay,the cops already know who they are.thank god.
@raychill (6571)
• United States
27 Sep 07
Though I'm 25 and pinky swears are a huge deal to children, I still believe highly in pinky swears. I do not pinky swear with anyone unless I know for certain that it is next to impossible for that pinky swear to have to be broken. But I also don't have children...and maybe it would be different. I've had people break my pinky swears and it's really still upsetting. don't make a promise if you can't keep it. whether you swore on pinkies or not.
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• United States
28 Sep 07
yes breaking a pinky swear does hurt but in this case i had no choice.especially something so serious like this.im glad i was able to be part and get this girl some help.
@kitty1234 (1476)
• United States
27 Sep 07
You did the right thing and I think most of us would have broken that pinky swear! These boys took advantage of her and probably made her swear not to tell. I am so glad she thought enough of you to tell you. and no matter what happens you did the right thing.
• United States
27 Sep 07
yea i know and im proud i did that too,because god only knows what would of happened next.
@vicki2876 (5640)
• Canada
27 Sep 07
Wow you had to say something for sure. I am glad the mother is doing something about this too. I have done the pinky swear thing and do try to keep it if I can but something like this I would have said something. This is terrible. I have a special needs son who is eight and I would not have him alone. He doesn't go out and play with the other children in the area without me there. Something could happen to him. She was young enough to still need a babysitter so these boys shouldn't have been alone with her. So sad. I am very sorry for your little friend and I hope she can get help to recover from this. Vicki
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• United States
27 Sep 07
well i hope she can recover from this too.shes 15 years old but doesnt desreve that kind of treatment from anyone.its so sad and just breaks my heart.those boys will pay.im glad that i was able to help.pattie
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@Polly1 (12650)
• United States
27 Sep 07
My granddaughters will sometimes tell me things and have me swear not to tell. I tell them I won't tell unless its something that I have to tell their mom or dad. Sometimes you have to use your own judgement to tell or not to tell. This was one of those times, you had to tell. I hope them boys get whats coming to them.
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• United States
27 Sep 07
my feelings exactly,they deserve the worse to happen to them.