Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Rumor Has It...
Sweets tells me to let things go a lot. Sometimes I get so wrapped up with a statement or an action of another person that it flips the psycho switch for a few minutes and I have to go off on a tangent to get my frustration out of my system. But the tangent is based on fact because it's either in front of me in black and white or a quick snippet comment about something I just heard on the radio or television. I never repeat something I've heard about someone. Why? Well... honestly over half the things you hear second hand about another person is almost always BS, exaggerated and quite simply the wrong information. Ever played the kid game "Telephone?" Exactly.
I've been the victim of rumors before and for some reason, it still occasionally happens. Although I find it comical in a sense because I've been living a much quieter life for some time now. But, when it does happen and I hear about it I have to laugh because... well... why are you still talking about me after all these years? Especially when the source is someone I really never knew to begin with. People are more inclined to believe the first thing they hear about you, even if that first thing is a lie. And this my friends was inaccurate second hand information from someone that I know of but never spoke to.
In the past, I've always tracked down the source and confronted the person about what they said. Talk about your uncomfortable moments, but this isn't high school anymore and some people REALLY just need to get a hobby and butt out of what they know nothing about like say... my life over the past 6 years. I'm chomping at the bit and have been for months to do the same here but made a promise to Sweets that I wouldn't. Damn it.
As I'm sure you have already figured out, this is an EXTREME peeve of mine. I can't stand inaccurate information and rumors with anything, let alone about me.
The moral of this story? Don't believe everything you hear and if you aren't sure, weren't there or don't even know the person, just shut up and don't feed the rumor beast. If you are talking negatively about other people behind their backs, you may want to take a look at your own life to try and figure out what YOU need to make your life better.
Of course positive is always good. But unfortunately people seem to be more interested in the negative. Go figure.
I can't believe I even had to say that. *sigh* Drama does not live in my house so don't try to bring it in. If you are an adult, act like one for goodness sake.
And that's all I have to say about that so I'm climbing off my soapbox for today. :)
Hope you have a wonderful Wednesday!