I’d like to interrupt the goodness for just a moment because my thunder and joy have been stolen:

Dear gossipmongers and joy stealers:

I’d like to suggest you think before forming opinions and make sure you know all the facts before you gossip and spread rumors.  Hell, any of the facts would suffice.   What you’re doing is causing unnecessary unrest with the gossiping and, the really sad thing is, you are wrong.  Dead wrong.   Should anyone have any questions about things I have going on,  for crying out loud, just ask me.  If I feel it’s something you should know, I’ll fill you in.  If I don’t think it’s any of your business, I’ll politely tell you I’d rather not discuss it and we’ll leave it at that.

But, for the love of Pete, shut it with the gossip and rumors, okay?