January 3, 2014 - submitted by The Oracle, United Kingdom


As you may know, we have a weekly feature, Team Oracle, whereby each Friday we open questions of a personal nature to all of you to answer too. Then, the following Friday, I post a selection of the best answers, alongside my own reply.

ANYONE can join in so, if you'd like to, please email your response to the following question, in no more than 250 words, to theoracle@coldplay.com before midnight Thursday 9th January.

I recently met a guy through my graduate program-he works at the library. We went on a couple of dates and I was impressed by his intelligence, respect for me, kindness, and the goals he has. He seems to be a responsible person, he's had this same job for almost 7 years, and he's currently pursuing his second master's degree. The problem is that I found a suspicious-looking item in my room. I found it under the place where he had been sitting. Some friends think it could be drug paraphernalia, while another trusted friend, who used to do drugs, doesn't think so. I don't remember if I found the item before or I after his visit, since I initially thought it was just a piece of broken plastic. The problem is, I don't know what else it could be or where it could've come from. No one else has been in my room. When I confronted him about it, he denied everything. He looked really sad. He was patient, listened, and didn't become angry or violent. He asked what he could do to prove his innocence, that he'd like the chance to do so. I don't know what to believe.
Sally, USA.

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The Oracle.

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