Most people know that I am a stay at home mom (SAHM, for those who wonder, stands for that.) I spend most of my time wrangling my children, attempting to keep house (or at least pretending to), and playing on the computer. There's not a lot that goes on in my day to day... Not a lot that would make for interesting conversation, at least.
Because of that, as I'm coming to notice, I've taken hobby of gossiping. Rather than going out and finding interesting things going on in the world, I've chosen recently to speak instead on what's going on in others' lives around me.
Can I make a confession? I hate gossips. Hate hate hate. Now, I don't mind if a friend and I are having a conversation and when the topic turns to Bob and Jill and what they're up to, my friend tells me what they're up to, but if I'm talking to someone and they're talking about Bob and Jill (parties whom, in this instance we'll say I don't know or don't know well enough to be invested in what they're doing) and how they're going through a divorce and she's trying to take the house, but he wants the kids, BLAH BLAH BLAH, then it really bothers me.
But that? That's what I've been doing lately. I'm not sure how long I've been doing it, but I've only recently caught myself and taken notice.
This bothers me tremendously. I feel like such a hypocrite. And petty too.
So, to the people I know in real life, I apologize for two things: 1 - talking about you, and 2 - rambling on about the random goings on in people's lives that you probably don't even know.
In the immediate future I intend to stop the gossip and find more productive, interesting and relevant things to talk about. If you know me in real life, please help me do this, won't you?
7 years ago