How to stop a gossip.
Most all of us have encountered or know someone that is a gossip, especially if you live in a very small town. They can spread a rumor faster than a forest fire.
This story will show you how one man took this issue into his own hands and stopped a gossip fast in her tracks.
Perhaps the next time you are faced with a gossip spreading rumors about you, you will remember this story. Perhaps it will give you an idea as to how to stop your own gossiper in his or her tracks. If you do, please let us know! We would love to hear all about it!
Mildred, the small town gossip and self-appointed monitor of church morals, was always one to stick her nose into other people’s business. Most members of the congregation did not approve of her intrusions, but she was feared, so all maintained their silence.
She took that fatal step too far one day, when she accused Frank, a new member, of being an alcoholic after she saw his old pickup parked in front of the small town’s only bar all afternoon.
She emphatically told Frank (in front of several others) that EVERYONE SEEING THAT PICKUP THERE WOULD KNOW WHAT HE WAS DOING!
Frank, a man of few words, stared at her for a moment then just turned and walked away. He didn’t explain, defend, or deny. He said nothing, nothing at all.
Later that evening, Frank quietly parked his pickup in front of Mildred’s house, walked home ….and left it there all night.
Now that’s a good lesson. Let’s all hope Mildred the gossip really and truly learned her lesson.
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