Carley’s Corner: Be a Snitch.


Carley Nail, Arts & Entertainment Editor

Usually I’m a big believer that snitches get stitches, but when it comes to cheating, my no-snitch policy goes out the window.

And I’m not talking about cheating on a midterm exam. If you know that the guy flirting with you at the bar has a girlfriend, you should tell her what he did.

I can hear the ample cries of cheaters across campus hollering, “It’s not your business.” Maybe it’s not. But if your significant other had a habit of acting single, wouldn’t you like to know?

My boyfriend would not dare to even think about dating another woman besides me. But if someday he found the audacity to cheat and everyone else knew but me, we might have a knock-down, drag-out fight on our hands. 

Treat others how you want to be treated. If someone was cheating on me, I would want to know. 

Sometimes, the situation isn’t this simple. Not everything is black and white. This is a subject that can become morally gray quickly. People don’t always respond the way you expect.

Even if you’re a snitch and the other person thinks you are lying or doesn’t care, at least you were honest and let them know. You don’t lose anything by sending them a message just to make them aware.

You don’t have to say, “Hey, your girlfriend is a lying cheater. You should break up with her.” Actually, please don’t say that.

But letting them know as a courtesy without malicious intent is a nice thing to do. You can be truthful about the situation without starting drama.

Just remember the golden rule and consider what you would want others to do for you in this situation.

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