--I am not secretly dating two different men.
--My best friend who lives overseas is not "crazy into me".
--Likewise, I am not "crazy into him".
--Another friend who lives here and I are not in denial about our feelings for each other.
And my favorite one to debunk,
--I am not pregnant.
But you've been acting so moody lately. Don't worry, I won't judge you.
Yeah, I'm really not. I think I would know.
Are you sure?
Pretty damn. I haven't slept with anyone. Seriously. Give it a rest.
This really needs to stop. Like now.
*turns on kindergarten teacher voice*
Okay, children, gather 'round. Today we're going to talk about rumors.
*children all gasp*
*thunder sounds outside*
*cue dramatic chord*
In all seriousness though, this is kind of getting annoying. I did a pretty good job avoiding rumors and drama in high school and my naïveté convinced me that once I graduated I would leave any chance for drama in the dust. Hah.
Where is everyone coming up with this stuff? Even I am at a loss for words about a lot of it. Some of them I can sort of understand. But others are just nuts. Am I pregnant? Really, guys?
Quite honestly at this point, I don't care where the rumors started. Mostly because I don't have the energy to don my super sleuth hat and track down the sources right now. Because I haven't eaten or slept much. Because I've been busy stressing about the *insert expletive of your choice here* rumors.
Why do we as a race feel the need to be so immature? Are we really benefited at all by telling far-fetched stories about each other? And why do we believe everything we hear?
Charity Segovia is pregnant? But she's never had a boyfriend or even her first kiss! How did she manage that? Oh well. I guess I'd better tell all of my closest friends about it.
I think that one probably started out as a joke because I like to metaphorically adopt my friends because I really want kids. One way or another, it doesn't matter much. Like I said, I don't really care where they started. I care about the fact that they did.
I had a conversation with Jesus about this recently in the hopes of finding some peace amidst it all.
What are you going to do about the rumors, Charity?
Daddy, I really don't know if there's anything I can do. I have to do something though!
Yes! People are talking!
And when have people's words or opinions ever bothered you before? You know the truth. I do to. That's all that matters.
*sigh of exasperation*
He's right. He always is right about things. I really haven't ever cared what people think. Why should I start now?
So I say let them talk. People will say and believe what they want and I can't stop them. The ones who really know me will believe the truth. The ones who want to will bring it up with me directly. And as for everyone else, well, I'm sorry that you are so bored with your life that you find the need to embellish mine. I play my tiny violin for you.