I embarrassed my DH.... Would you be mad at me too?
I stopped her and said, "it's none of my business."
She looked stunned and continued to say he did this, he didn't do that.
So I stopped her again, "I'm sorry but I don't see how his work ethic is any of my business at all. "
She made some comment about how apparently it wasn't HIS business either. I smiled, and said "ma'am he's not around to give his side, I think this conversation is unfair."
Then she told me he was having home issues, and got very specific about it and that's why he wasn't a good worker.
I said "we'll I personally don't buy into gossip. I will save my comments until a time when HE himself gives me the information he's comfortable with me knowing."
My DH was FURIOUS at me because his coworker was insulted that I didn't want to talk to her.
I was furious that DH actually got mad, when all I wanted to do was NOT gossip about someone.
I know the culture around here is all about gossip, but where I grew up a person's business was their own.