Tom and Jane, his girlfriend, have a mutual friend named Karen. Jane has known Karen since grade school and they have been fairly close for the majority of their lives. Tom has only known Karen since being involved with his girlfriend.
Karen tells Tom a secret involving a lie that she told Jane. Karen says she says will tell Jane about the incident the next time they are in person. Tom promises to keep this a secret until Karen can break the news to Jane in person.
The next day, before Jane and Karen meet in person, Karen tells Jane about the conversation with Tom, but doesn't reveal the actual secret...just that Tom knows the secret. Jane then calls Tom, upset that she was left out of the loop. Tom defends his position by saying that he's a man of his word.
1) If you were Jane, who would you be more upset with Tom or Karen? Why?
2) If you were Tom, would you have kept your promise to Karen?
3) Would it make a difference if Tom and Jane were husband and wife instead of boyfriend and girlfriend?
4) Unrelated: I was out of town this weekend, what spurred the small resurgence in this TQC picture post?