Thursday, February 23, 2017

A Lady's Rule on Gossip



A lady does not gossip, nor listen when others do.  If a person begins to gossip in her presence about Mary (for example), a lady might say, "I'm sorry to interrupt, but isn't that Mary's story to tell?" or pleasantly suggest, "Let's wait for Mary to tell us about that if she wants to."  

Busybodies often try to glean information about a person from that person's close friends or relatives. When a lady is approached with prying questions about friends or family, she might reply, "I really couldn't say, but I'll be happy to tell him (or her) that you asked!"  

Photo: found on Pinterest

6 comments:

  1. What a lovely way to spend the evening! I have just come from Mrs. Lydia's Housewife Radio and now I have joyfully found this! A perfect ending on a wonderful day.

    Have a joyful and peaceful evening.

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    1. Thank you, Kimberley! I'm so happy to hear from you!

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  2. I love the accompanying photo you chose Nancy! If I could look that garden party pretty while having a good gossip, I would be quite tempted to break the Lady's Code. ;-)

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    1. Yes, I can't quite make up my mind which shade of dress I like best. <3

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  3. Late to reply but just found the site. I must share my husband's gentle and quiet reply when people begin to gossip about anyone whether or not he knows the person who is being gossiped about. He always says "I'm so sorry to hear you say that. He speaks so well of you..."
    It is always a sure fire stop to gossip.

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