Second-Hand Stories: Gossipy Tale

What’s the best story someone else has recently told you (in person, preferably)? Share it with us, and feel free to embellish — that’s how good stories become great, after all.

Second-hand stories are great

for hard lessons learnt easily—second-hand.

This way, they’re less painful.

But gossip, my friend,

Is  best left alone,

Whether it’s first-hand,last-hand or Chinese whispers aka Telephone!

—Linus Fernandes.