I hate gossip.
Not Gossip the ultra cool band lead by Beth Ditto, but the villagey, mean, pointless kind that is so prevalent in the small towns and countryside. I can see no pleasure in talking about other people when we live in a world so full of inspiration, so full of debate, so full of creativity and of learning. Why do some people therefore find it more pleasurable to slander, chat idly and sometimes dishonestly about someone else?
And what I REALLY hate about gossip is that I find myself drawn in to it eventually, even after steering the conversation elsewhere I find myself joining in, talking about other people I barely know and have no interest in. It's either that or just nod when I am being spoken to and look rude.