I've just had the following telephone exchange with one of my Chairmen.
"Hello Andrew, have you spoken to (name of candidate) recently?"
Yes - we speak most days.
"Oh! Do you know....?"
Do I know what?
"Do you know what I know?"
If you tell me what you know, I can tell you if I know it too.
I know lots of things about Wednesday - what exactly are you talking about?
"Oh, if you don't know I cannot tell you."
Then why have you mentioned it?
"It's nothing for you to worry about."
I wasn't worried until you called, now I wan't to know.
"If you need to know. I will tell you. Forget I mentioned it."
I am now in a state of suspense and dreading Wednesday!