Mom writes in from the bridge tournament

Subject: "No trade secrets given"
...just wanted to inform you that beins I played 10 feet away from one of your competitors in a fairly small room in the bracketed knock-out semi-finals all Thurs. afternoon, I gave away no trade secrets about your new idea. Of course Bill Gates was in the first bracket and won his match and I was in the 6th bracket and lost. but then I didn't hire 3 professionals from Dallas, San Francisco, and Las Vegas to be my team members. So your secrets are always safe with me.

(BTW, she'd pr'y want me to point out that she says stuff like "beins" to be funny, not just because that's the way we talk back home.)