Last night i was laying in bed thinking about stuff when some of the rumors about various people started floating around in my brain that way things often do before I fall off to sleep. Most of these rumors are not true or if there is any truth to them, it is very little. Why do people start rumors?
Is it because their lives are so empty they have to make up stuff about others to get the attention they so desperately want? Rumors are often painful but sometimes they are so ridiculous that they are funny.
When I left home at 19, it was to join the job corp and I was sent to Excelsior Springs Missouri. Once I got out there I decided it was not want I wanted and quit then got a job working at a nursing home. I was out there for little over a year when i came back home to stay. A day after returning, I walked into the grocery store (it was in a very small town). The lady, whom I had known most of my life smiled. "How are the twins?" she asked.
I looked around to see who she was talking to. No one was there. "What twins?"
She looked flustered. "I heard you had a set of twins after you left home."
I didn't know whether to feel honored or insulted. When most girls left our town suddenly, without telling everyone exactly where they were going, they had one baby. I apparently had two that I did not know about.
That was one of the funny ones. Most are not funny. They hurt people. I have been the brunt of rumors that hurt very badly. Not lately but not so long ago that I have forgotten how it makes one feel when untrue rumors get around. I wish people would stop and think before repeating things that may be untrue. But maybe it is just part of human nature to spread a nice piece of juicy gossip around. I have learned to stop and think when certain people tell me things. I wait it out to see if there is any proof to what is said and if not, I forget it.
Well the sun is shining and it is warm out. Alix is waiting to take me for a walk. I hope you all have a nice day.