December 24, 2021
“I don’t repeat gossip so you have to hear me the first time.”
Talk around the water cooler, break room, teacher’s lounge, and coffee shop is on the rise, having taken a hit during the pandemic as lock-downs and lock-outs hindered the movement of hearsay.
Eye-witness accounts are not as reliable as you think and the tale usually includes exaggeration, which is human nature. “If 2 sounds bad, 3 is more interesting.” Tabloid newspapers were once the rage, now supplemented by social media. And who can resist the “shock jocks” of the cable networks spreading trash talk that is...