Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Are you that desperate for attention?

I heard......

Did you hear.....

She said......

OHHHH, Susie such and such's husband......

Why? Why do people find it so necessary to talk about others?

Not as in, Susie such and such's husband was award the medal of valor. NOOOOO, her husband was seen eating out with Bob such and such's wife, whisper whisper whisper....that is the dirt they want to dish.

Now while it is important that I know that Susie's husband left her, so that I don't make an idiot out of myself and ask about his welfare the next time we run into each other - it is the grey areas I could do with out. The guessing, implying, and outright lying. The rumor.

Gossips bother me - a lot.

Do not call me, or stop me to tell me a bit of "news". I don't want to know, unless it is about you. If you knew how it made you look in my eyes - you wouldn't do it. Because what I am seeing is a desperate attempt to make yourself feel better, or avoid your own issues all the same. The next time I see you your words should be kind or they should be about yourself.

Oh, and just so you know. I usually call Susie and ask her what is going on. I include in the conversation who told me what.... yeah, I like first hand knowledge and so does Susie. So, again, unless your words are kind, Susie now knows you were talking about her. The end.

10 comments:

Will Burke said...

Cheers and Amen! If that's how boring your life is, then gossip about Reality TV "Stars." I like to stick to "Did you hear about Fran? She's got tickets to U2!"

Coachdad said...

Nice post! Oh, by the way... I heard something about Shelle you need to hear. Talk to you later.

MagnificentDebra said...

gossip free zone here! too busy dancing!

Shelle-BlokThoughts said...

HEY COACHDAD!!! That guys brings about trouble I tell ya!

I actually love gossip. It's inevitable that with my personality that I get talked about, but I don't mind hearing juicy tidbits about anyone.

Sure I'll probably go find out if it's true or not somehow or someway.

But I do have to admit my weakness is I always assume it's got SOME truth to it or it wouldn't be out there in the universe.

ALthough at work some guy came right out and asked me if I was getting a Divorce because there was a rumor going around that I was...I just laughed and laughed and laughed and then said...with a solemn face--"Well I guess I must be!" hehehehe people still wonder even though I'm married.

Now... about CoachDad...

Southern Sage said...

Coach Dad I wonder if it was the same thing I heard about her?

People gossip mostly because their lives suck. They also to it to bring you into their confidence. I would never tell!

Marion Williams-Bennett said...

Nicely said, thank you!

Is it in our nature to gossip? Why do so many people engage in this!

I agree with you - if they only knew how it made them look when they do it..weak, pathetic.

~Kenny said...

shhhhh Julie they don't know about us do they? I mean we have been so good at keeping between the sheets! :-)

Seriously, no offense Shelle, and I am sure you just listen, but are not one of these..I call them Busy Bodies. I hate Busy Bodies cuz they are all up in everyone's bidness meanwhile most of them live a sham of an existence to begin with. When I left my wife my old church was full of them, but at the end of the day not a single one of them had a fucking clue about was going on. Oh and for the record SUZIE I was actually NOT fucking anybody before or after I left my wife like you all want to believe..whew I feel better,,,thanks XD

Just Jules said...

No problem Ken (although - no, we ARE not slipping between the sheets people) Therapy and rants are free here.

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Mr. B said...

For you:

http://www.everydaypeoplecartoons.com/blog/58

Big Blue House said...

Ah Oh! I need to send this to a few people I know.