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Dear Poll: Have You Ever Had a Rumor Spread About You?

Although it would be nice to think that the world of rumors and talking behind someone’s back is left in the halls of our high schools, I think we all know that’s just not the case. In fact, most workplaces are rife with gossip as are many circles of friends. That said, not all gossip is bad; some rumors are simply a matter of misinformation. Either way, they can hurt so tell me, have you ever had one spread about you?


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calli-gurl calli-gurl 8 years
not that i know of, but im pretty sure. because they know im better than them ;)
Autumns_Elegy Autumns_Elegy 8 years
Last semester at college my ex spread a rumor that I was a huge skank and that I carried infections. A total lie of course. He and I shared a couple of lectures a week so he would point me out to people so pretty soon everyone knew who I was. I found it very difficult to keep a consistent lab partner, ask for help from a classmate or even keep some of the friendships I thought I had made. Everyone seemed to avoid me in case I'd make them feel awkward or act inappropriately. However some of the kids in my tutorials knew better than everyone else and managed to figure out who I am for themselves. Even going so far as to exclude people who would unnecessarily bad mouth me in front of them! For the most part I didn't give a crap, as long as I could study and get my work done. If I lost a friendship from the rumor then it was their loss and if they were so fickle then they werent really friends in the first place. It is nice to know that such rumors aren't circulating this semester though.
puddlesworth puddlesworth 9 years
Yup, lots of people in high school thought I was a lesbian! and I didn't care! ;)
sldc sldc 9 years
I cannot even begin to remember all of the rumors about me! Once I was "the mistress" to a boss that was actually my friend's older brother. The female co-workers treated me horribly and I did not know why. Right before I quit, the b1tches were caught gossiping about it and were written up. I never even dated him, but did coincidentally marry their other brother later! I tend to be the outsider and I think I am punished for not recognizing the social pecking order.
opisnowpro opisnowpro 9 years
yes in high school and it wasnt fun....
havok636 havok636 9 years
for some reason people thought i was pregnant in 8th grade. even the teachers heard and had me meet with the guidance counselor. it was crazy.
lovelie lovelie 9 years
When I was in middle school I had a semi-serious relationship with a guy my age. Well I was not at all sexually active yet and had no desire to be (which he did) and I broke up with him. Entering my freshman year of high school..I started hearing rumors that I had only one boob and that's why I didn't want to "get down" with him. It was pretty traumatic, as I certainly have two boobs. I laugh at it now but man, kids are mean!
RustyAngel73 RustyAngel73 9 years
Many rumors about me, but the standout is that the guy I lost my virginity to told everyone we'd had anal, and we didn't.
bbkf bbkf 9 years
At both my last job and my current one, there have been rumors that I was hired just because of the way I look (older male boss, young female assistant- you get the picture). It's really frustrating because I know I was hired for my skills and I have to work even harder to prove that I'm worthy of the job.
356UIK 356UIK 9 years
Of course! People suck. Jealousy is the root of all evil in my opinion. One of them was that I had fake hair (extensions). Uh, nope, sorry guys, I just have really long gorgeous hair! Better luck next time ;)
bigestivediscuit bigestivediscuit 9 years
Not a rumor per se, but when I was in college, someone posted on the college-wide forum that I was a "conceited, stuck-up bitch." I loved it.
lilwildone1202 lilwildone1202 9 years
before i moved in with my fiance (who lived three hours away at the time) i was working at this big office...who i thought everyone looked at me like their little sister. the plans to move in where kept quiet (i didnt want to look like an idiot in case things didn't work out...) it kinda seemed like i "came out of nowhere" with my two week notice. someone spread a rumor that the reason i was leaving wasn't cause i was moving, but cause i couldnt handle the job. HELLO. i was the receptionist..who sat at the desk, transferred calls, and played online games after 5 cause we were so bored. i was really hurt cause anyone who knew me knew i was in a relationship and i am not the kind of person to lie about it if i was leaving cause i wanted a better job. i was hurt and it made my last two weeks there really sour cause i wasn't sure if they were being nice to me cause they were going to miss me or that they were trying to get more info out of me. ugh. its still a sour point
ayuninur ayuninur 9 years
heidi-girl heidi-girl 9 years
apparently i've been pregnant 3 different times.. trust me if you saw me i'm no where near being pregnant.. but hey if it gives them something to talk about
cottonpoots cottonpoots 9 years
Mm yeah, but it wasn't so bad. It was in 7th grade, and this popular girl well-known for her cattiness told people I liked this new guy Chris. Now that I look back on it, I think the fact that she spread this rumor was probably to hide her own feelings about him. :P
superjules superjules 9 years
Everyone has had rumors started about them, whether they know it or not. It's never fun, so you young ones remember to never start them.
xoxoxx xoxoxx 9 years
Some dumb broad tried to tell people I stole her boyfriend and that I tried to get in his pants. In reality, she dumped him so she could fuck some dude in one of her classes at school, and her beau tried to use me as a rebound and kissed me. Not only did he take her back the next day, he gave her PERMISSION to tell people that bold faced lie. She even told people she was going to beat me up one day, but didn't even show up to school. Either way, it was all a bad idea on her part. Once my friends - and the ENTIRE SCHOOL - found out the truth, everyone called her out and avoided her like the plague [she didn't have many fans to begin with]. She still has no friends to this day, except for that rag doll of a boy. And in junior high, one of my best friends came out to me; and some girl that didn't like me spread a rumour about us that we were lesbians. Nah, not me, just the friend. Haha.
Random2 Random2 9 years
There were a few going around certain circles of my university a few years ago after a rather unpleasant interaction with a student union member. She started telling people that my boyfriend and I had a 50's-style relationship where he completely controlled me. I heard this and laughed. Then everyone who knew us heard it and laughed. We still joke about it from time to time.
Chloe08 Chloe08 9 years
In college, I was semi-dating this guy who ended things abruptly and then started spreading rumors that I had cheated on him with a mutual friend (I definitely did NOT)... Come to find out, he had been hooking up with his ex-girlfriend on the side the entire time, and made up the rumor about me cheating as an excuse to quit dating me. It was pretty sh!tty because I went to a small school, and it seemed like EVERYONE heard the rumor... Luckily my friends know I would never do something like that.
apma apma 9 years
Yeah, it was the weirdest rumor. When I was in high school, some girl who liked my then-boyfriend started a rumor that he and I were cousins. No one believed it of course but it was so strange.
JaimeLeah526 JaimeLeah526 9 years
I've never heard a rumor about me but I'm sure there have been rumors. If they feel like it's important enough to talk about than let them.
TahitiMoo TahitiMoo 9 years
At a workplace there was this immature girl that came up to me and started telling me she was bisexual and about how she kissed another girl and how it felt. I didn't really respond much because I felt this wasn't the place or time. The next thing I know everyone at work (This was on the stock floor, so say about 300 people) was "informed" that I said all of that to her! It was mortifying!
L0neLyHeArT L0neLyHeArT 9 years
I think that everyone has a rumor spread about him or herself at some point...
Sun_Sun Sun_Sun 9 years
ahhhh yea
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 9 years
Of course. I think everybody has had rumors about them.
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