Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Gossip Mongers on Wordy Wed

Ladies, Gentleman and Assorted Pets, The Story you are about to hear is TRUE!
The names have been deleted to protect the innocent.
Tuesday, August 9, 15 minutes later than the usual time.
Someone who talks to much, was walking her dog.
We turned the corner and at the four way stop, was 
The Man With The Big Black Dog that hates other big dogs.
He was chatting with a neighbor who will not be named.
To our right was The Man Who Walks Five Dogs at one Time.
He stopped. We all Stopped. The Man with Five dogs says something to the man with the Big Black dog.
He says good bye to the neighbor that has not been named and leaves.
The man with five dogs turns ane walks away from us. All this time I was 
standing at STAY!'
The woman who walks the dog says OK and we walk to where the neighbor who is not named and Mama says "Where is your dog"
Inside she says.

We stood there for 87 hours OR LONGER. The air was turning blue, make that RED with Words!
Words like Ping Pong Balls
I wrapped around the woman one way
I wrapped around her the other way.
I may have whined a tad.
Now to my Point Here.
I told the Woman who walks me, she is a Gossip and so is the other unnamed Woman.
She said it was NOT Gossip, they were Catching UP.
I will give you a few words I heard, and you tell me if it was gossip or not gossip.
Walker says Did you get the letter about your roof?
Stander, says Yes and I got 2 estimates, and one is 23,000 the other 41,000, Who did you use/
I heard her say Red Dog, Stander said, Who?
Walker says, wow, that is high, mine was just under 16,000.
Stander Says, My husband and his dad did a Re-Roof 20 years ago and did not remove anything just put the new roof over it and now they have to remove TWO roofs to put on the new one and I have a lot of rotted wood.
they changed gears and
Stander said, while pointing at the House That Burned down and was Built back and then put on the market for sale, The new owners are moving in this weekend, the house sold 4 months ago, and they haven't cut the grass since then.
they cut it this weekend and told me the new owners are coming.
Walker came back with I KNOW, and look the new fence is falling down.
Stander says, they sold that house for 499,00 AS A NEW BUILD.
It is not a new build, we both know it burned except for 3 exterior walls which they left, and any walls that are in extreme heat are NOT NEW BUILD.
There was more but this is it.
I did my yank on the arm and Walker said I must go, and we did and
NOW for the Question.
Were they gossiping? If it's true, is it gossip? 
Should the walker have kept walking?
Is it ok if they enjoyed themselves?
Why did she not bring Zoe, the golden retriever outside:
Why Did I have to stand and twist for 87 minutes?


WFT Nobby said...

Gail says there is a fine line between 'gossiping' and 'catching up'...

CheerfulMonk said...

Poor Beau! But it was good for your mom.

easyweimaraner said...

our mama said that was no gossiping, it was to stay "well informed" and it is essential for all (wo)-men, with being well-informed you can make deals and you can win wars ... just saying...

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
No, Beau, that was just a catchup and compare yarn (yarn is what we call a lengthy chat in the down under parts...because it knits a story together...) Gossip is when one discusses people one knows (or even doesn't) based on supposition and rumour. I did not witness any of the latter in the yarn, so the walker gets away with it. For now. Sorry you had to endure waiting though. Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

Ann said...

I believe that is essential to know what is going on in ones neighborhood so I say it was not gossip.

Tigger's Mum said...

If there was nothing spiteful in it Beau, then it is not gossip. You just have to put up with these things - humans can't get the story by sniffing the scents; they have to make a lot of noise about it instead. Make the Walker hang about somewhere that you are picking up the local messages by sniffing around. Same thing. Paw smacks Mr T.

My Mind's Eye said...

OMDs an old roof under a new roof...BAD idea. All those years ago removing it would have way less than removing it now and all that rotting wood. YIKES

Beau yay you for standing at stay while the big black dog was in your vicinity
PS I'm guess your Mom might have lots of words to say always. BOL BOL BOL
Hugs Cecilia

eileeninmd said...

Hello Beau,
It would have been nice if the Golden Ret was outside with you while your Mama was talking with the neighbor. I think your Mama was just catching up on the neighborhood news, I do not call that gossiping. I know it is not fun just standing around. HUGS, have a happy day!

Ginny Hartzler said...

Wait! All that talking, and Mom did not ask her WHY she did not bring her dog outside? Here is my take. I think gossip is saying unfrendly things about people, that then gets spread around. Mom did none of this. Just talking about the neighborhood happenings. Did not pick on any person. And of course warned someone about a perhaps very crooked roofing quote.

Sandee said...

I remember our Angel Little Bit waiting and waiting for us to quit gossiping and get back to the walk. So precious.

Have a fabulous day and rest of the week. ♥

Chatty Crone said...

It is good for your mom to catch up! Thanks for being such a great dog.

photowannabe said...

I really like Yamini's answer the best..The illustration of YARN...
That's my take too.
Gotta find out what's going on in the neighborhood and where your friend was.

The Adventures of the LLB Gang said...

It kinda sounds like they were catching up harm in that!

Mevely317 said...

Like an episode of Dragnet, only better!
If the subject matter's helpful no way it can be gossip. Your momma and the Stander were performing a public service. At least, that's my story ... and I'm sticking to it!

PS - Trying to pick my jaw up off the floor at those roofing estimates!

Millie and Walter said...

Sorry you had to endure all that standing around while your momma chatted with that lady. We agree with the others that it wasn't gossip but just catching up on the neighborhood happenings.

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

We have to agree with Gail about that fine line. We actually like it when Mom stops to "gossip/catchup" because the stander always pays lots of attention to US!!!

Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

Debby@Just Breathe said...

I'm not sure which it was but it sounded like a much needed conversation and nice that mama got to socialize for awhile. I know your were bored.

Brian's Home Blog said...

Humans do a lot of catching up Beau, but it's okay, it makes them happy!

Ojo said...

Hi friend, Ojo here! Walking should be the priority. Always. Unless there is something to sniff. That is all.