The sun was shining and it was the perfect afternoon to take my dog for a run at the off leash park. The trails were quiet with a few other souls walking their pups. As we reached the bank of the river my dog jumped in for a swim.
I stood behind the bank and could hear two women talk, “I saw Esther at the club.”
“Did you see the work she had done?”
“I know! Did you hear about her husband?”
As I stood there listening to these two women talk I was able to connect the dots one plus one equals…Yes! I did know who they were talking about and was slightly appalled by the cattiness of the conversation. I would have liked to have feigned disinterest and pretend to ignore the gossip. But It’s hard not to connect the dots or ignore a juicy discussion that is right in front of you.
As my dog ran out of the water and we turned away. I was slightly surprised that they were so open and loud about the conversation.
I thought of the old saying “The walls have ears!”
I am human I have shared or savored a tidbit of gossip.I would like to think we are all enlightened individuals but sometimes it’s fun to discuss the time Norma had too much to drink and danced with a dirty old sailor. However, if word got back to Norma how would she feel that we talked and chuckled about her amorous evening.
I have realized somethings should be left unsaid because you never know when that gossip can comeback to bite you in the butt. The walls always have those pesky ears and you never know who will hear it!
Have you ever shared a tidbit of gossip? Did it ever return to bite you in the butt?