Broken Telephone

I just heard that they're dating.

And - I heard that they've been mating.

Really? - I thought I heard that they were breaking.

No..that can't be true - they just started dating.

Dating one another..or someone else?

I heard he's having an affair.

I heard she is.

Did you hear? After all of these years of dating..they're mating with someone other.

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And so it is - how rumors begin..and sadly end. What gets lost in translation..and when the telephone they're playing with..gets broken.

Do you remember that childhood game?