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Tips for Avoiding Gossip

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Besides wasting time, talk of other people can convey information that is often exaggerated and none of your business. This guide contains tips to avoid gossip.
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June 13, 20073 found this helpful

Gossip anyone? I always keep a timer in my pocket when I'm at home. When my friends call with the intention to gossip, I just ring the timer in my pocket and apologize that I must hang up to check the food in my oven. I also ring my doorbell and pretend to welcome somebody warmly, then excuse myself for having to hang up to welcome my "fabricated" guest.

By Mae from Washington, DC

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June 13, 20071 found this helpful

I TELL THEM OOPS GOTTA GO SOMEONE IS ON MY OTHER LINE

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June 13, 20071 found this helpful

These sound like good ideas. I have been on the receiving end of this tho lately and could tell it was a fabricated story. My mother has had surgery so I've been calling her a lot to check up on her. She says she has to go to the bathroom to get off the phone. I laugh to myself because I know she's just tired of talking. I rarely talk on the phone anymore since I email so much. I don't have any friends that call to gossip!

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June 13, 20071 found this helpful

Your secret is out now. I do have this situation with two dear, dear friends, and my doggie is the answer.

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When she stands in front of the door, I have to end our conversation (it's not really gossip) since I don't have a cordless or cell phone.

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June 13, 20071 found this helpful

If you have all waiting you can get sneakier & hit a button on the phone for a tone & say you have another call coming in that you have been from some VIP you have been waiting to hear from!

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