Are you annoyed when people tell rumors about you?

I hate them - Just a woman who is sad and confused of what is happening.
Philippines
March 3, 2007 9:26pm CST
when you've done something wrong, rumor starts and spreads very fast. On the other hand, when you've done right or good, people would invent rumors just to ruin your reputation. I'm really irritated to these kind of persons. I mean why would they do that? Can that make them famous or something? Why won't they live their life and mind their own problems?
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@franxexces (1096)
• Philippines
4 Mar 07
I get irritated too! i mean who would not get irritated.. But sometimes it's nice when people talk about you or spread rumors about you because you'll get famous.. and not them! People spread rumors abput someone when they're jealous, insecure and the like. Don't be sad when people spread rumors about you or destroy you because if you're not worth anything then they won't waste their time on you.
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@gharinder (2044)
• India
23 Mar 07
yes it really annoys me when persons for their own benefit spred rumours to ruin your reputation, it just happened with me last week and the person who is a family friend of ours just spread rumours about me and tried to harm my career, so its natural i was stressed, annoyed and what not, and i am still not able to understand what they gain personally by spreading the rumours.
• United States
17 Mar 07
Rumors are usually lies. Lies aren't good, unless they're the ones that explain Santa Claus for little kids. I've been a victim of a very harsh rumor all this week in highschool. Almost, if not, everyone knows the rumor, and they beleive it. However, it appears that maybe a select few haven't heard it or don't beleive it. Thank god! Starting rumors is ridiculous. Sure, you may make yourself look great, but think of the destruction you're doing to the innocent person. Put yourself in their position. The guys who started the huge rumor about me, I had nothing against them. They were, beleive it or not, my friends for years before this had happened. Plus, the people who start rumors are the true losers in the end, because then, people, especially girls realise and notice what complete jerks they are. I have nothing against anyone trying to make themselves look better, as long as it doesn't involve putting others down low. It shows that they don't have any true qualities that make them better. It shows that they need to feed off of their made up lies and rumors to just look a bit better. -Joe
@RobinJ (2501)
• Canada
17 Mar 07
in order to make them selves feel better people will start and spread rumors, and if you have done some thing wrong they are like sharks feeding in you mistake, I feel pity for some one that has to resort to this to feel good about themselves.
@gianena (256)
• Philippines
16 Mar 07
I don't really get annoyed if people start spreading rumors about me. Care ko!!! - that's what we, Filipinos, usually say. I don't get angry at them instead I pity them for what they're doing. It just shows that they have nothing to do with their lives. Let them gossip anything about me, eventually they'll get tired of it. It also means that they're jealous and insecure.;););)
• United States
5 Mar 07
I think rumors suck. You ever hear that song? "What about rumor they happen every day" well yeah they do! I havent had a "rumor" about me in ages. But as a kid part of my being picked on was rumors. In the 7th grade, the worst I had yet was when me and my best friend were called "gay" they said we were gay (and we were both straight!) it was just another way to pick on ME. I was picked on so bad 6th till 7th grade I was put in private school in 8th grade. I was crying EVERY day in the 7th grade after school. So I HATE rumors. I hate those who start them and I hate them in general. GGGRRR
@avonrep1 (1863)
• United States
5 Mar 07
I use to live on a military base and rumors spread faster than wild fire. I learned to ignore that crap and surround myself with other people like myself, who were not into the rumor mill. You just have to stay away from people like that. They will get bored and start picking on someone else.
• United States
5 Mar 07
Yes i am... It pisses me off...
@kgwat70 (13398)
• United States
4 Mar 07
I do get annoyed when people are telling rumors about me and am going through that right now in my bowling league. I think someone is telling people that I am cheating at bowling by not bowling my best and giving my team a better chance at winning. This is not the case as I am trying my best to do well and am just struggling. I have noticed how some of the people are not talking to me now and ignore me when I say hi to them so i know someone is saying false things about me. I am trying not to let this upset me but it does and am glad the season is almost over.
• United States
4 Mar 07
I have sometimes wondered if the people who do that really have anything better to do. But most of them have jobs, I think they just like to stick they're noses where they don't belong sometimes. I hate rumors too, they spread like viruses; also when you try to clear you name, it always comes back.
@mlgb_24 (638)
4 Mar 07
people who do that are the ones who are so insecure of themselves. they do it because they want more attention for themselves. it makes them famous probably for a while as they become the centre of attention, but what they don't know is they just embarass themselves afterwards. people are different in each way. just be yourself, as long as your conscience is clear, i don't think you don't need to invest time thinking about these kinds of people..there is more in life to pay attention to. good luck!
@Mojojo (37)
• Canada
4 Mar 07
I don't approve of rumours, but I don't really express my hatred toward them. I tend to be a very passive person, and I won't jump on you for spreading a rumour about me.
@4karmas (19)
• Indonesia
4 Mar 07
We all have experience it in life. What I do is just walk on and mind ONLY my own business, to take care all of the things we have in this world and life is just impossible. Take a deep breath and walk on baby! Just as I do!
@apostrofy (662)
• Romania
4 Mar 07
i hate nosy peoples in general. they have no ideea how my life is or what is happening with me, why things happen as they do, they just care to make rumors as big and as indiscreet as they can be. until now i never did too many mistakes, so they had nothing to spread around. so they invented things. i so hate it when people do that, they actually lie about someone else's life. and now when i find myself in a very difficult situation, all they do is criticize without even knowing what they are talking about or without caring about hurting that person's feelings
• Canada
4 Mar 07
people seem to have nothing better to do but tell rumours about people. i have been in so many situations. especially when i was kicked out of school all people could say was how i was a failure and i was never going to get any where with my life. but what they didnt knoe is i was working on my school work at home and that i was gonna graduate with my high school class. now i am accepted to 4 different colleges. and they still cant make anything good come from it. all it is now is how im gonna fail and drop out of college so i have just learned to ignore them all.
@gabs8513 (48764)
• United Kingdom
4 Mar 07
Because their Life is boring and they need something to boost them and keep up their Reputation as a Gossip. I had a neighbour like that and I told him straight in the most polite way and he never said anything again. If they don't know what is going on in your Life they will make things up.
• China
4 Mar 07
Don't worry about it, it's same in the world in every area. Because the big difference among the people is really exist. So some people is better than another people during doing something. Making rumors is the best way to balance the psychology of the person with bugged or limitationed personality.So if you are correct, just do it.The vitality of rumors usually don't very strong.There is a saying, True gold fears not the fire.
• United States
4 Mar 07
When I didn't tell my female cousins what I did for a living, one of them spread rumors about me saying I was involved in the adult entertainment industry and it circulated around the family. They are grown women and they should respect people's privacy. One time when I was at my aunt's place, my female cousin who is the same age as me had a cow in front of my sisters and her brother's girlfriend because I refused to tell her what I did for a living. That's why I hardly communicate with that side of the family anymore.
@WebMann (4732)
• Canada
4 Mar 07
It annoys me when people gossip, period. I don't have any stories of people spreading rumours about me so I can't answer that, but if I knew it was happening I would most likely be annoyed. I actually started a rule at our guitar jams that we don't talk about anyone that isn't there to defend themselves. Unless we have good things to say about them.
• United States
4 Mar 07
I have learned long ago not to worry over this. I am currently in a situation like this. My next door neighbor who was frequently visiting me. She was the woman in the wheel chair. All she did was gossip about other people. I never want to be mixed up in this mess. I am a mother and have to model my behavior for my daughter. I slowly was not available to come to the door and soon she stopped visiting. We are right next door each other. Now I found out she has been speaking ill of me and my daughter. So I just removed myself from her friendship all together. This woman could not do the basics. My daughter was so kind to her. Even her own daughter showed rudeness to her mother in that wheel chair. You have to just not pay it any mind. It can be hard I know myself. I just have to remember they are looking for trouble. That i am the bigger one to just walk it over.