Gossip In Regards to Companies?


Today at work I was making small talk with one of the managers. I brought up a story about my father going to a nearby store for milk and finding it all expired. I guess my intention was as a cautionary message to my manager, and to share a small tale.

Here’s the real gist of my question though: can one commit gossip when one isn’t talking about a person per se?


I wouldn’t think that an objectively true statement - “All the milk the store had was expired.” - fits the definition of gossip. It’s not an opinion, it wasn’t said with malice.


I don’t think I’d qualify what you did as gossip. To me, gossip is more when you are talking about a specific other person (and mostly for the benefit of enjoying the drama).


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