Humans benefit from anonymous confessions.
Back in college, one of the ways I know it was done was through the student council’s popular Crushes’ Week. A person could send flowers, chocolates, stuffed toys, and whatever you have to anyone—from students to faculty and staff—in the university. And there was no telling who sent it, unless it was written on paper or allowed to be revealed. But, with most cases, that didn’t happen. So, while enjoying a sweet treat or a bouquet of roses, one is left wondering who sent what.
These days, we have apps and accounts that cater to anonymity.
Just last month, there was a confession addressed to a friend. It wasn’t particularly romantic but nonetheless remained unknown. The message went, “Mag gym ka pa please. Parang yung nasa video lang.” (Please go to the gym. Just like in the video.) The guy in the said video kind of resembled the addressee.
Moments after the confession was posted, respondents tried their hand at unmasking the confessor. But that went downhill fast. Yet something stood out of the confession: it was categorized as #DrugsAlcoholandothervices, which got a number of people curious.
Why would the confession be tagged as #DrugsAlcoholandothervices?
First answer referred to the alcohol and cigarettes shown in the movie. I took a shot at it. I said that it’s because the addressee was addicting. That had people cracking. A nice result, albeit unanticipated. And, for the record, while we enjoyed the laughs, the confession remains—to this day—anonymous and the tag as curious.