|What I see when people spread rumours!|
As a barmaid, it seems my life is open for discussion and judgement by every customer who walks through the door. Apparently, working in this industry means my life is fair game, and the bits they don’t know (which is most bits) they just make up and spread around.
This should annoy me, but as I started writing the post, I realised it doesn’t! I find it hilarious – some of the weird and wonderful things that get back to me are beyond belief, and no one with half a brain would believe it.
It also kind of amuses me that the customers have nothing better to talk about than me and my imaginary life – any publicity is good publicity right?
It reminds me of the Shakespeare quote I vaguely remember about how we are all actors on a stage – he forgot to mention that the audience like to get themselves involved!
I’m pretty thick skinned and I just laugh about it – I don’t bother even denying the rubbish anymore – people will believe what they want to believe, and that’s fine. I have better things to do than debate my own life with someone – you know like go out and have a threesome or two if you believe the rumours (the boring truth is more like sit online and write a blog post or two!).
Where it does annoy me though is when they talk about the other barmaids who take it personally and get upset. The regular customers know who will be upset by their rumours and yet it doesn’t stop them spreading them.
Who the hell do they think they are to make crap up about people to the point they don’t want to come into work and face another day of comments and looks.
Perhaps the people making rumours up should go out and get themselves a life instead of putting their noses into other people’s.
Have you ever had rumours about yourself get back to you? Does it bother you? Let me know in the comments 🙂