I have always avoided gossip but when you worked in an office as long as I did, you really can't escape the occasional gossip. I think there are some people who thrive on gossip in the workplace and sometimes it can serve a useful purpose.
I don't mind listening to informative type gossip. Sometimes the employees are the last to know what is going on in a the office and gossip is necessary to keep everyone informed. The type of gossip I don't like are the ones that speak ill or derogatory about another co-worker. I usually stop these in their tracks because I always feel that if you speak ill about one co-worker it is just a matter of time before you speak ill of me.
Friends also gossip among themselves. There is no harm done if it is harmless. One can gossip about the fact that the neighbour is moving away, that a couple are no longer together, are basically a sharing of information done respectfully. And even though this post is entitled "Gossip Girls" we know that there are also "gossip boys" and that some men can provide the juiciest of gossips.
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