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To tell deliberate lies

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caravanette · 29/11/2019 07:33

With people who are nosey/gossipy I sometimes say deliberate lies to 'give them something to gossip about'

Noseyness and gossip are 2 traits I can't stand

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Bluntness100 · 29/11/2019 07:35

Do what you want, couldn't be arsed myself.


caravanette · 29/11/2019 07:36

Don't blame you bluntness I can't lot of the time but sometimes I like a bit of fun

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StillCoughingandLaughing · 29/11/2019 07:38

I suppose it’s a good way to catch them out if they plead innocence re: gossiping. Just be careful you don’t tell them something true without realising!


ShiveringCoyote · 29/11/2019 07:41

I told a very gossipy type I worked with an absolute bare faced lie before I left. It wasn't about anyone more of something happening. She ended up having to backtrack and lost lots of friends. Those friends she gossiped and told others things about that was obviously told in confidence.


churchandstate · 29/11/2019 07:51

This is just getting involved with gossip, isn’t it? And spreading false rumours.


SuperMeerkat · 29/11/2019 07:54

@ShiveringCoyote 😂😂 Love this! Might have to plan what I can say for when I leave as there are definitely a few blabber mouths in my office!


Brimful · 29/11/2019 07:56

But what do you lie about?


Blahblahblah12345 · 29/11/2019 08:04

We have somebody at work like this. She says she isnt a gossip but she really is. She told everyone in was pregnant without actually knowing if I was or wasnt.


Obligatorync · 29/11/2019 08:06

People who say they aren't gossips always are.


Vulpine · 29/11/2019 08:12

Ooh i love a good gossip but feel free to gossip about me!


Vulpine · 29/11/2019 08:12

Also v nosy!


busybarbara · 29/11/2019 08:56

If you’re lying about small things that don’t damage anyone, crack on. It can be funny to hear the rumours come back to you in a mangled form.


JaceLancs · 29/11/2019 08:58

I’ve never done it but have been elusive about things or dropped hints (wrong) and wait for the gossip to draw their own wrong conclusions and spread the word
Good way to find out who is on your side or will keep your confidences
Years ago when exDH left me for OW - I said to a potential gossip - that there were 2 sides to every story and not to believe everything they were told
Within 24 hours there were all sorts of stories flying around and OW contacted me! To ask if I was still having sex with him - no thanks!


billandbenflowerpotmen1 · 29/11/2019 09:13

I told an extremely nosy, spiteful and snobbish neighbour that my new next door neighbour was a scrap dealer who would be bringing his trucks to the house regularly. He actually went white. It was so pleasurable


busybarbara · 29/11/2019 19:38

That’s also a fun tactic if your neighbour is selling up and you don’t like the look of some of the viewers Grin

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