After reading Toonguy's comment on my last entry, I wonder: Was I gossiping there? (Not that I don't ever gossip, by the way... I'm human.) I don't tell you what town I live in, and I didn't mention names, except one first name, so my kids would know who it was. Anyhow, I was not trying to spread gossip. I was trying to let people who live in big metropolitan areas know the kind of thing that makes news in a small-town community. If that came across as petty gossip, I apologize to the J-land community.
People living in the city have to gossip about their co-workers, and things going on at their jobs, since they don't know their neighbors.
Remember the immortal words of Kris Kristofferson:
"Everybody's gotta have somebody to look down on... who they can feel better than at any time they please. Someone doin' something dirty decent folks can frown on. If you can't find nobody else, then help yourself to me!"