Gossip...

@ElicBxn (60075)
United States
August 7, 2010 2:48am CST
So, earlier I was talking about getting phone calls and taking messages... After our visitor left, I told the roomie to call back her mom and she did so. Now, ever since her mom's little stroke (I say little because it didn't leave any visible damage, but it still could've killed her) her "edit" switch, that never was the best, was turned completely "off." So, she talked for a bit and after that we went and had dinner. Turns out that her youngest nephew is shacking up with an "older" woman. As the roomie pointed out, he's 18, and while he tried really hard to get thru high school, it doesn't look like he's going to make it. So, for the moment, this nephew is on her "dis" list. So, this "cougar" is a elderly 30 to his 18, you really have to know she's not having him live with her for his brilliant conversation... or is money making skills... Then the roomie wonders "Considering how she talks about everyone else, I wonder what she says about me..." I really have no idea, and didn't want to stick my foot in my mouth, but I'd half guess that the only real complaints would be, that she's an atheist, didn't get married and have children, and that she doesn't come out often enough, but that's just me... Now, she could be wondering if the roommate and I aren't actually gay, but even if I were her type (and I'm not) she's not mine either... Still, I can understand that her mom calls nearly every night and she's always complaining about someone... So, if someone might be gossiping about you, what do you think it might be about?
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@dragon54u (31340)
• United States
7 Aug 10
How sad that your roomie's mom had her "switch" turned to off, but that often happens with those little strokes, or so I hear. As her brain repairs itself, perhaps the condition will be corrected. If people were gossiping about me it would probably be about how I don't date and rarely go anywhere except to the grocery store and about how I can't seem to get a job--well, maybe not the job part because nobody seems to be able to find work the past couple of years. But they would speculate about whether I have a secret lover or something because I've been alone for 5 years and am perfectly content that way--that is way beyond most peoples' capacity to understand!
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@ElicBxn (60075)
• United States
7 Aug 10
its been around 5 years, so I don't think its going to fix itself - and she was kind of shaky on that switch at best before the stroke... if they wonder about you - well, I've never had a fellow...
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@Lakota12 (42794)
• United States
8 Aug 10
wouldnt really know what they would talk about but I am sure I am talked about by my hubbies family for thats all they do it gossip about each other I get all the scoop from my neice when she calls me and I dont care I am 1800 miles away from them. and if they are talking about me that gives someone else a reast
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@ElicBxn (60075)
• United States
8 Aug 10
this is true - and liars seem to get what they dish in the end
@Lakota12 (42794)
• United States
8 Aug 10
For sure!
@cerebellum (3871)
• United States
7 Aug 10
I have a friend who is always talking about other friends and saying they are a "pain" when they call. It makes me wonder what she says about me. I said one time that she probably says that about me when I call. She denied it, but I am not so sure. She wants me to call her every day. I live alone and am disabled and fall a lot and she wants to know I am okay. She doesn't call me as much, because I sleep a lot and she doesn't want to wake me up.
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@ElicBxn (60075)
• United States
7 Aug 10
its sweet that she cares that you call to make sure you are all right (you note I'm being charitable here) and if nothing else, she does care
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• United States
8 Aug 10
Yes I am sure she does care. The only reason I have to question her is what she says to me about others.
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@MsTickle (25014)
• Australia
14 Aug 10
Oh man...EVERYTHING! I'm a single woman who laughs a lot, who has come to live in a town where most of the people have lived all their lives. It was assumed that my friend Geoff had bought my house for me. It was assumed that we were a couple (some towns folk still think that) once someone asked me when the two of us were getting married!! I think they resent me now because I've been here 5 years and I'm not that interesting at all. Mind you, if theybothered to get to know me, they would find heaps to gossip about but I'm not telling.
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@ElicBxn (60075)
• United States
14 Aug 10
I know they used to think the former roommate and I were a couple (not) but now they are just dealing with the crazy cat lady thing...
• United States
14 Aug 10
my mom's always been like that.if you WANT something spread,she's the one to tell. gossiping about me..hmm.. god only knows.i still have some haters from that band i used to work for.could be anything.i'm sure "she's a b*tch" is formost. oh,and crazy cat lady. i'll happily take that one.
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@ElicBxn (60075)
• United States
14 Aug 10
I never heard my mom gossip, maybe if we had lived where there was family, but since we moved 1500 miles away, and long before cheap long distance, it might've been different...
• Philippines
10 Aug 10
Hmm... I think it could be about why I am so snob and mean. I can't help it...
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@ElicBxn (60075)
• United States
10 Aug 10
so long as YOU aren't gossiping...
@bellis716 (4807)
• United States
9 Aug 10
My husband is quite the gossip. He has been retired for years, so he has nothing else to do. I've often wondered what he says about me when I'm not around. I've been in the hospital recently. When I got home, the neighbors reported that his only complaint was that I wouldn't go to the hospital as soon as I should have. Of course, the fact that I was so sick might have had some bearing on the good gossip.
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@ElicBxn (60075)
• United States
9 Aug 10
I guess that's one thing, sorry you were so sick as to have to go to the hospital and have that be the complaint - I guess when my gall bladder went in 08, I probably should've gone to the doctor before the low blood sugar gave me such a headache that it drove me to the hospital!
• India
8 Aug 10
The matter easily spreads is gossip. we must not gossip others. Every action as reaction so we must not gossip others. According to me gossip is the bad thing.
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@ElicBxn (60075)
• United States
8 Aug 10
gossip is a bad thing - it is, in fact, a sin the roomie's mom's church, but there she is anyway
@ANTIQUELADY (36491)
• United States
8 Aug 10
I wish i was doing something exciting enough for people to gossip but afraid i'm not, lol. it's pretty boring around my house.
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@ElicBxn (60075)
• United States
8 Aug 10
that's just it! we sit around our computers and do our bit, honestly - if I am getting gossiped about - I want to DO some of those things they are gossiping about!
@Rainegurl (2158)
• Philippines
8 Aug 10
I have no idea But if I am lucky enough to be gossiped about, I am sure they can find a lot of things to talk about. I am not worried. I know who my friends are and I am little miss principle so I have my reasons for doing the things I do. Have a nice day!
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@ElicBxn (60075)
• United States
8 Aug 10
Oh, everyone can find something, even make it up, but if you aren't worried about - GREAT! it really only gets worrisome when you know someone who has her weekly "hit" list and you wonder if you ever end up on it (and who she tells)
@Hatley (159367)
• Garden Grove, California
8 Aug 10
hi ElicBxn I have no idea what people would gossip about me, unless it would be that its odd I have no grandchildren,or what the heck is that 'old lady doing writing on some notepaper. maybe shes senile. well no I am not senile and y es I am journaling if they really must know. or her roomie has Alzheimer disease so wonder if she does too. well no I do not which is lucky for Kathie as I have to think for both of us these days.If they must gossip about me, then at least they are not hurting someone else. lol lol
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@ElicBxn (60075)
• United States
8 Aug 10
I guess at your stage, there is not too much they can be gossiping about besides that. I guess gossip can hurt a younger person more in some ways because there are lies that can damage their chances of getting jobs and the like
@BarBaraPrz (17534)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
7 Aug 10
I have a friend who is constantly carping abouot her other friends to me, and I do wonder what she says about me to her other friends. I asked her once and she said she didn't complain about me to them, that I was wonderful. (Well, I must admit I am but I still think she must have some complaints.)
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@ElicBxn (60075)
• United States
7 Aug 10
yeah, I'm sure a lot of folks have negative things to say about me - I know that some people think I'm a hypochondriac, happily, the one who really COUNTS doesn't! (my doctor!)
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