"A good friend stabs you in the front" - Oscar Wilde

One should not say things about others, if they can't say it to their face. There is a difference of being respectful enough to avoid social unrest, and plain two-faced behavior. I don't mind others talking about me, as long as they are upfront about it, or at least will own up to their comments. I try to do the same. Although I am human, at times I can be catty.

I also am guilty of gossip. Ophie and I could sit and talk for hours. This is pretty harmless. I don't condone the spreading of rumors, mis-truths, things said to hurt people, or the divulging of someone else's personal information. That is malicious and unacceptable.